Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Lakewood Gyms and Personal Training: What is HIIT?
What is HIIT and should I be doing it?
HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training - is a workout that alternates between periods of high intensity exercise followed by lower intensity exercise or even rest. There are several, effective ways to implement HIIT and the benefits are as impressive as the workout is challenging!
1) More efficient use of your time - Studies show that 15 minutes of HIIT can burn as many calories as an hour of traditional cardio.
2) Improved aerobic and anaerobic capacity - ACSM found that just 2 weeks of HIIT was more effective than 8 weeks of traditional cardio and doubled the users ability to maintain top effort.
3) Revved up metabolism - Not only do you burn calories during the HIIT workout, you also burn calories after the workout - up to 48 hours after!
So you burn more calories during and after, increase your ability to sustain effort, improve your heart and lung function and spend less time working out. Its a win all around! Come talk to our trainers about HIIT and get yourself (and your loved ones) in one of our group classes to see what it is all about!
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