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What's not to love about High Intensity Interval Training?

As its name suggests, this involves various short workout intervals usually of high intensity, ensuring you get a maximum benefit from your workout. HIIT boosts your metabolism while burns tons of calories in a short period of time. These are only few of the many benefits you can earn through HIIT.

Here are 8 Benefits of HIIT for You
  1. Helps build endurance: High intensity training adapts to the cellular structure of muscles which enables you to increase your endurance while doing any type of exercise. "Journal of Physiology," posted a study where people participated in HIIT for eight weeks and the results showed that they had doubled the length of time they could ride a bicycle while keeping the same pace. 
  2. Burns calories and fat in a shorter period of time: 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. 
  3. Effective energy use: HIIT uses a system of work-hard-then-recovery intervals, alternating between high intensity workouts with short resting periods. Through interval training your body learns how to efficiently use the energy that comes from your body's energy system. HIIT also helps remove toxic wastes from your muscles during the resting periods. Alternating between the exercises also helps you breathe effectively. 
  4. Boosts metabolism: The American College of Sports and Medicine said that High Intensity Interval Training helps you consume more oxygen than a noninterval workout routine. The excess amount of oxygen consumed helps increase your rate of metabolism from about 90 minutes to 144 minutes after a session of interval training. This increased metabolism helps burn more calories at a faster rate. 
  5. Burn calories and fat hours after you leave the gym: When participating in such high intensity workouts your body's repair cycle goes into hyper drive. This means in 24 hours after a HIIT workout your body is still burning calories and fat whereas in steady-pace cardio workouts, you may not. 2 
  6. Lose fat and not muscle: Steady state cardio is often associated with losing muscle. HIIT workouts, however, combine weight training (the weight being your body) and effectively allows dieters to preserve their muscle gain while still shedding weight. 
  7. Good for heart health: They say that extreme training helps build extreme results. It's hard for most people to push themselves to an anaerobic 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. 
  8. Challenging: HIIT workouts offer seasoned workouts a new challenge and beginners a quicker way to see results. You are constantly pushing yourself out of your comfort zone therefore you can never get bored with your workout! 

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