HIIT – More Bang For Your Buck!
More Bang For Your Buck – HIIT
Studies show, people who do high intensity interval training (HIIT) for just 13 minutes burned more calories per minute on average and upped aerobic capacity, by 12.5% more than those who did normal cardio for 30 minutes.
Athletes have long known about the benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT)—alternating periods of short, intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods—and they’ve been reaping the rewards, too.
Quit looking at the monitor!
Research has shown that the benefits of HIIT does not stop when your workout ends. Metabolic rate can remain at an elevated level far beyond the duration of your workout resulting in more calories burned throughout the day! Just because the cardio machine says your burned 300 calories doesn’t mean you only burned 300 calories!
Higher Likelihood of sticking with it!
HIIT is not only more enjoyable than moderate continuous exercise but, also much shorter in duration. Less time, more enjoyable, more calories = Big Win!
You’ll Cut Your Workout In Half
There’s science to back up just how efficient these workouts are. You can get the same, if not greater, results in half the time of low-intensity longer duration workout sessions.
Switching It Up Gets You Similar Results
Intervals don’t just need to be running or cycling. You can do intervals with jumping rope, burpees, or even swimming.
It’s Great For Your Heart and Lungs
HIIT not only give you a better and quicker workout but, can also increase lung capacity. Since your body is operating at a higher level (in short bursts) your lungs and heart work harder as well.