- HIIT is considered to be much more effective than normal cardio because the intensity is higher and you are able to increase both your aerobic and anaerobic endurance while burning more fat. With the stimulation in the production of your human growth hormone (HGH) during the workout, your body will actually continue to burn more calories and fat in the 24 hours after the HIIT workout than a regular cardiovascular exercise. Studies have also shown that it slows down the ageing process too!
- It’s super efficient and convenient. You can squeeze this short workout into your busy schedule at any point during the day and expect to get into shape fast. You don’t need any equipment and you can do it anywhere. “In research, HIIT has been shown to burn adipose tissue more effectively than low-intensity exercise – up to 50% more efficiently,” so basically you can achieve more progress in a mere 15 minutes of interval training (done three times a week) than the girl jogging on the treadmill for an hour.
- The exercises get your heart rate up to the max, your body will be respiring anaerobically, and you will be feeling like you can’t breath. This intense level of blood flow is the key to keeping a healthy heart and soaring high fitness level.
So as you can see there are so many benefits to this type of training, and I am going to commit this month to adding four HIIT workouts each week to my regime. Here is the link to the workout I did today, and I’m not going to lie, it was hardcore! But wow do I feel good having done it!