Do you want to take your fitness and weight loss to the next level, but don’t want to spend any longer in the gym than you already do?
Well, here’s your answer. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). By throwing out your old mindsets that the longer you run, bike etc the fitter and leaner you’ll get, you can burn calories like never before, lose more fat and improve your cardiovascular fitness AND spend LESS time in the gym doing cardio.
That’s not to say that HIIT is easy, because it’s not. It’s actually pretty demanding on your body because let’s face it, you don’t get results without working hard. Basically what it involves is short bursts of maximum intensity exercise interspersed with low to moderate intensity exercise.
How does it work so well?
- HIIT conditions and trains both your anaerobic and aerobic energy systems.
- HIIT increases the amount of calories you burn after your exercise session because it increases the length of time it takes your body to recover after each session.
- HIIT causes matabolic adaptions that allow you to use more fat as fuel.
- HIIT can limit muscle loss which can occur during traditional weight loss.
The key with HIIT is to use MAXIMUM effort in your high intensity intervals, not just a higher heart rate. Give it your all and watch your fat just melt away!
If you need some help with changing over to a HIIT method in your workouts, check out our Personal Trainers at Geelong’s Gym. They are all very experienced in the HIIT method and more than willing to help you take your fitness and weight loss to that next level.