Top 5 Reasons to try HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
Have you heard of high intensity interval training? Basically what it means is any activity where you alternate between bursts of intensity with less intense activity or rest. You may be thinking to yourself – why would I even do that? Well, below I have outlined the top five benefits of high intensity interval training. You may find that after learning about these benefits you’ll want to give it a whirl.
#1. You will increase your metabolism. Doing high intensity interval training stimulates your production of human growth hormone buy up to 450% during that 24 hours even after you finish your workout. HGH also has been found to slow down the aging process, another great reason to kick it up a notch.
#2. There is no need for equipment. Forget the advanced, high-tech gym machines. All you need is yourself and possibly a bike or jump rope if that suits your fancy. The idea is to get your heart rate up fast so things like jump squats or jump lunges, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, push-ups, etc. requiring only your own bodyweight.
#3. You burn more fat. With high-intensity interval training your body is burning calories all day and night -way after that actual workout. And the fact that you’re only working at high intensity for a short while ensures that you will preserve your lean body mass and burn fat- the ultimate goal!
#4. You can do it anywhere. Since there is no technical equipment necessary, high intensity interval training can be done anywhere so there are no excuses for missing your workout!
#5. It’s super efficient. Recent research suggests that you can achieve more results in just 15 minutes of interval training three times a week then jogging on the treadmill for an entire hour. Now if that’s not motivating to try HIIT-I don’t know what is!