We all know the great importance of exercise and each of us, in our own way try to do as much as we can. Yet, this can be incredibly difficult. “If you work full time, or are generally very busy, getting the gym hours can feel like an impossible task says Mrunal Ved, fitness professional and founder, FitFormance. Even if you want to go for a run, you might think that you would need to run for at least an hour to make any real change. This might well be the case, however thanks to the exercise system HIIT (high intensity interval training) you can get a fantastic workout in very little time.
What is HIIT?
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has become a popular way to burn fat in the gym. HIIT is a method of interval training where you work at your absolute maximum effort for a period followed by an interval of rest. HIIT workouts have known to be more effective at fat burning than regular cardio session.
Amazing Benefits of HIIT
Enhances the cardiovascular capacity
They say that extreme training helps build extreme results. It’s hard for most people to push themselves to the zone where you lose your breath and feel your heart pounding faster and faster. With interval training it’s easier to push yourself to that level because of the rest interval that comes right after you reach that point. This helps keep a healthy heart and helps blood flow effectively throughout your whole body.
Burns calories and fat in a shorter period
HIIT is great if you have a limited amount of time to work out. Studies show that 15 minutes of high intensity interval training burns more calories than jogging on a treadmill for an hour.
It helps prevent ageing
HIIT workout can reverse cellular ageing. Also, it stimulates the Human growth hormone in the body which is responsible for increased calorie burn. Also, it helps people improve their endurance and fat loss without losing the muscle mass they already have.
Effective than regular cardio!
HIIT is high intensity interval training and it burns way more calories than regular cardio in a short span because it keeps the average heart rate high.
Just Jump and Sprint! You don't need any equipment
When you go to a gym the first thing you notice is all the expensive equipment. Almost all are expensive, and it is impossible to do the same workout at home. HIIT can be done anywhere and usually doesn’t require equipment and may be more efficient in terms of time commitment. This type of training also burns more fat effectively than typical cardio.
You constantly push yourself and you extend your limit eventually
For many it might be a turn off but for those who want to push themselves out of their comfort zone, it is a boon. Because of this your workouts are never dull, and you will see real improvements in your health, and stamina in very little time.
You don't get bored!
Another benefit of this type of workout is that you rarely get bored because you are doing so many different exercises and they go by so quickly that you rarely get bored.
Advisable for all
Almost anyone can incorporate HIIT into their fitness program and working with a fitness professional is one of the best ways to ensure that your routine is safe and effective.
Diet and Nutrition
HIIT training is the rage and that its benefits are now widely known. When you demand a lot from your body, you also must give a lot. In order to have the energy to undertake an intense total-body workout, you must provide your body with the energy it needs and that can be accomplished by eating a healthy diet. Nutrition is a very relative thing. High protein diet is always recommended for better muscle recovery. Such high protein needs to be compensated by adequate amount of carbs and fats for right absorption and prevention of bloating.
How often should I do this work out?
The body has to heal after this type of training, so it is not recommended that you perform HIIT every day - usually it is recommended to perform this type of training a maximum of 3 days per week. It is recommended for people trying to get healthy and lose or maintain body weight. HIIT workouts are more exhaustive than traditional steady state endurance workouts.
High-intensity interval training is a very efficient way to exercise and may help you burn more calories than you would with other forms of exercise. HIIT will help accelerate fat loss and improve aerobic endurance. HIIT will most likely produce very fast results in a short period of time, which is why it has been gaining popularity ever since it was introduced to the bodybuilding community.
Mrunal Ved, a chartered accountant by profession, also a ex-national Speed Skater, volley ball player, marathon runner and an admired Fitness &Rehab expert. He is a complete fitness enthusiast. His desire to be on the cutting edge of fitness inspired him to start 'FitFormance'. Mrunal has been motivating and training clients for over three years.
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