Rapid Fat Loss With HIIT
Our Fitter Body Boot Camp in Northampton adopts a lot of High Intensity Interval Training. But what is it exactly? And how does it help you to burn fat?
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a workout that alternates between short intense bursts of exercise followed by a fixed period of much less intense activity. So for example you could sprint as fast as you can for 20 seconds and then walk for 20 seconds. Do this continuously for 10 minutes and you will have benefited from a short HIIT session.
Here are 7 key benefits of HIIT for women:
Ideal if you’re busy. Research has shown that just 20 minutes of HIIT three times per week will have you burning more calories and improve your aerobic capacity much more than going out and running for an hour three times a week.
Keep burning fat:
Not only do you burn more fat during the workout but this intense exertion really kicks your body’s repair system to another level so you keep burning calories for up to 24 hours after the session has finished.
Lose fat and not muscle:
Anyone that has been on a calorie deficient diet knows that it’s very difficult not to lose muscle as well as fat. Steady state cardio encourages muscle loss whereas by weight training and doing HIIT, muscle mass is preserved. So you just lose fat which helps to look more toned.
HIIT has been proven to increase the production of your human growth hormone (HGH) by up to 450% during the 24 hours following a workout. This is great news as not only is it responsible for increased caloric burn but also slows down the aging process, making you not only feel younger but look younger as well.
Most people never push into the anaerobic zone. This is where you are really short for breath and your heart is pumping furiously. But if you can push yourself into this zone and as your heart starts to adapt then you start seeing some extreme fitness results as your heart starts working much more efficiently.
You can do it anywhere
Here there and everywhere. I get all of my clients to partake in HIIT training within our sessions but it can equally be performed if you have 20 minutes to spare in a lunch break. As long as you have your shorts, t-shirt and a pair of trainers then there are no excuses in not being able to find time for this.
You won’t get bored
HIIT is not the sort of exercise that you can do while having a chat with a friend or while reading a book. This is a real frustration of mine when I see people in the gym doing this as I’m a big believer in getting the most out of the time that you put into something. The upside is that because the whole session is pretty intense (you’re either working as hard as you can during a short burst or you’re trying to get your breath back) you won’t have any time to get bored.
Most of our training sessions revolve around this HIIT type of principle. When you then throw in a few kettlebells or car tyres for size, it really takes the intensity to another level.
Fitter Body Boot Camp in Northampton is an exclusive indoor boot camp for women only. Operating early morning, mid morning, early afternoon, evenings and weekends we can normally find a convenient time to help you get fit and lose fat.
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