Is High Intensity Interval Training Right For You?


A lot of people are looking to get in shape heading into the summer months. The real question is, what's the best way to get your summer body?

There are different ways to get the job done.  But what's the best?

This article is going to tell you about a time-saving, fat burning form of exercise called HIIT. Also known as high-intensity interval training.

HIIT involves exercises done back to back,  followed by short rest periods.

It has a host of different benefits that make it ideal for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

HIIT Burns Fat & Boosts Metabolism

One of the biggest reasons for using HIIT is the results. It works, and there's no arguing it.

HIIT is a great way to kick your metabolism into overdrive. The constant movement helps to burn calories and fat at a rapid rate.

When you do HIIT, you raise your heart rate which forces your body to consume more oxygen. The best part is, this elevated heart rate keeps going even after you stopped exercising.

That means you keep burning calories even after your done bringing you a few steps closer to reaching your goal.

The amount of effort you put forth in HIIT is more than typical workouts. That's why it will push your repair cycle further.

What that means is that the work you do in the gym still burns calories long after you leave the gym.

It's a great way to get a lot out of your effort and hard work every time you step in the gym. Talk about getting the most from your workout... the long-lasting benefits might be the icing on the cake.

Convenient But Intense

We’ve all tried to tell ourselves “I don’t have time for a good workout today.”

In some small cases, that's true. In most cases, it isn't. HIIT throws that idea out the window.

These workouts are tailor-made for people with little free time. Plus they’re quick. Most HIIT workouts range from 15-mins to over an hour at a time.

Depending on the exercises, you'll still be able to get a real challenge in almost no time at all.

If that wasn’t convenient enough, most HIIT workouts don’t require heavy weights.

The truth is, you can do a tough HIIT workout in the comfort of your own home with the right exercises.

It’s the best way to squeeze health and fitness into a hectic life. With that said, getting a good workout in is more about making time than having it.

HIIT is a simple and efficient way to get the workout you deserve. To get the most out of your HIIT workouts make sure you add the proper strength training program while at the gym.

Any Experience Level

The majority of HIIT workouts use exercises that are easy to learn and do. This is why it's an excellent route for all fitness levels.

Novices test their body and see results at a rapid rate.  It makes interval training preferable for anyone in need of a boost or looking to get back into the gym.

That doesn’t mean you won’t be pushed.

You still have to work hard if you want great results... but you get to do it for a MUCH shorter period of time.

If you've been looking for a way to push yourself past your usual workout, look no further than HIIT.

You can make new and exciting workouts that keep you interested every time you enter the gym. Even better, you'll feel like you pushed yourself when you leave. That's why HIIT is excellent and won’t get old fast.

What's Next

HIIT has countless advantages for just about anyone.

Whether you are an advanced exerciser, just looking to get back into the gym, or brand new to exercise, HIIT is a reliable option.

You’ll be able to burn fat, keep muscle and see a better you with workouts that are convenient.

It's also a fantastic way to fit a workout into your everyday life.

If HIIT is something that interests you, give it a try. You might find it to be a significant change of pace from your usual routine.

If you like it enough, it can become part of your strength training routine.

If you have questions about how to incorporate HIIT into your training program let us know. We would love to help.

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