High Intensity Interval Training

High intensity interval training. I love it! This is one of the most effective ways to burn fat.

Experts say:

“In research, HIIT has been shown to burn adipose (fat) tissue more effectively than low-intensity exercise – up to 50% more efficiently.”

“HIIT speeds up your metabolism and keeps it revved up for some time after your workout. The bottom line is that HIIT training burns a greater number of total calories than low-intensity training, and more calories burned equals less fat on your body.”

What is HIIT?

High-Intensity Interval Training: is an exercise strategy that improves performance with short training sessions. These sessions involve a warm up period, several short, maximum-intensity efforts that are separated by moderate recovery intervals, and a cool down period.

In other words, your 60 minutes of low-intensity cardio is replaced with more effective, High Intensity Interval Training for as little as 15 minutes. The addition of explosions of speed into your comfortable pace will increase your power, muscle tone, speed, strength, endurance and best of all will melt the inches off.

You can do HIIT while running, cycling, walking, doing jumping jacks, you name it. You’re only limited by your imagination. Timing is crucial for HIIT.

What’s the best way?

Two options:

I love to use my audio programs from my e-book. I put them on my Ipod. I push ‘play’ and get moving. I don’t have to think twice about it. I love it.

I often use my Gymboss for intervals. I can use it for a variety of timing protocols. (Click on the link and scroll down to the Gymboss link to find out a sample workout and more info.)