The most common excuse for not working out is time. Who has the time to spend an hour in the gym when there aren’t enough hours in the day to begin with? We’ve got the solution. It’s high intensity interval training, otherwise known as HIIT. Find out how HIIT can alter your body and ultimately change your life.
What Is HIIT?
HIIT workouts are formulated around intense activity for short spurts of time. The short bursts are alternated between rest periods and low intensity activities. For example, running as fast as you can for 30 seconds and walking for a minute, then repeating this cycle for ten minutes. Read below for the top 5 benefits of this type of workout.
When working out at high intensities, your body will naturally burn more calories post workout. This means that for the rest of the day your metabolism will receive a mega boost.
2. Burn More Fat
The body burns fat and carbohydrates when you exercise. Depending on the intensity of the workout, the proportion varies. Although, studies have shown that shorter high intensity workouts result in burning more fat than keeping heart rate at a consistent pace for a workout.
3. Eat Less
The University of Western Australia recently conducted a study that concluded that ghrelin, the hunger stimulating hormone, was suppressed in those who participated in HIIT. So, perform HIIT exercises eat less!
4. Save Time
Because of the short time HIIT requires, it becomes the most efficient form of exercise. So, for tight schedules, HIIT is ideal. You get the benefits of a good workout in just half the time.
Murfreesboro Athletic Club is a full service health club offering a community to keep you motivated. With state of the art equipment, group classes, a cardio theater and personal training services available, you will have all the help you need for your fitness goals. Come in for a free tour and grab hold of a better life today!