Maximize Fat Loss With HIIT-Training

April 27th, 2014

hhiitWhat is HIIT?

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of exercise in which you alternate between very intense anaerobic periods and slower recovery periods for a shorter, more efficient workout. “The high intensity intervals should be performed at near maximum effort and the recovery intervals should be done at about 50%,” says personal trainer Daniel Lagimodiere.

What are the benefits of HIIT?

It gets you fitter in less time
A study published in the Journal of Physiology found HIIT delivers all the health and fitness benefits of steady state endurance cardio in a fraction of the time. A Tabata session can take as little as 180 seconds.
It makes you smarter
A Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) study found that, after doing two HIIT workouts a week for four months, participants scored significantly higher on cognition tests and had boosted their brain oxygenation.
It supercharges your metabolism
A study at Colorado State University found just 150 seconds of intense exercise can burn as many as 200 calories over the course of the next 24 hours thanks to a boosted resting metabolic rate.