High intensity interval training (HIIT) is proving to be a fitness trend that is here to stay. It’s a scientifically backed way to build cardiovascular fitness, and research is revealing plenty more health benefits it can bestow.
HIIT is a combination of brief, very high intensity bursts of cardio movements, followed by equal or longer periods of rest. Think 30 to 60 seconds of sprinting, followed by a minute or two of walking or slow jogging. Repeat this cycle for just 10 minutes and you’ll have completed a HIIT workout.
Here are five of the top researched reasons to put HIIT on your own workout list:
HIIT improves lean body mass and maximal oxygen consumption, while drastically reducing the risk of heart disease.
HIIT is extremely effective at cutting stubborn and unhealthy tummy fat.
In both younger (18 to 30) and older (65 to 80) exercisers, a major study showed HIIT achieved the greatest activation of muscle and fat-burning capacity by far, when compared with other types of exercise.
HIIT has been shown to be superior to other workouts when it comes to excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, meaning your body continues to use oxygen and burn fat long after you’ve stopped exercising.
HIIT has been shown to be more enjoyable! In one study, 92% of participants favoured a HIIT workout over traditional moderate continuous exercise.
At Lords there are many ways we can create an individual HIIT workout plan for you, whether it’s in the group fitness studio or on gym floor.
We have a talented team of trainers on deck to ensure your personal requirements are met, to create the best possible fitness journey for you!
Chat to a member of the Lords team next time you’re in to see how you can incorporate HIIT into your workout routine.
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