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Workout Wednesday: High Intensity Interval Training Explained

You’ve probably heard the term High Intensity Interval Training before, but might be wondering what it is.

 

High Intensity Interval Training, or H.I.I.T. for short, is a training technique in which you give 100% effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short recovery periods. Not only does this type of training get and keep your heart rate up, but it also helps in burning more fat in less time.

 

Benefits Include:

 

It’s efficient and is the ideal workout for a busy schedule. Not only can you achieve more progress in as little as 15-20 minutes of interval training, three times per week than jogging on the treadmill for an hour, you can also improve your aerobic capacity in as little as two weeks of interval training.

 

H.I.I.T. workouts can be done anywhere AND with or without equipment making them the perfect workout for those who travel or are on the go on a regular basis.

 

It’s challenging AND ever changing which means your muscles are always guessing as to what comes next, plus you're less likely to get bored with a workout that is always new.

 

You’ll burn more calories during AND after a H.I.I.T. workout than continuous aerobic training. The bursts of increased intensity increase your caloric expenditure which leads to more total calories being burned.

 

Try this short (but intense!) H.I.I.T. workout in place of your cardio workouts this week:

 

 

 

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