is better for fat loss. However, this methodology is quickly becoming old news in the light of HIIT work outs. Yes, with HIIT, the work outs are shorter, but you’ll actually be working harder than if you used the elliptical for an hour. Think about it this way, what burns more gas, stop and go city traffic for 20 minutes or putting your car in cruise control and going down the high for an hour? The stop and go traffic is going to burn up more of your fuel than going down the highway, and same holds for your body.
- HIIT trains and conditions both your anaerobic and aerobic energy systems. You train your anaerobic system with brief, all-out efforts, like when you have to push to make it up a hill, sprint the last few hundred yards of a distance race, or run and hide from your spouse when they won’t stop nagging you about the dishes.
- HIIT increases the amount of calories you burn during your exercise session and afterward because it increases the length of time it takes your body to recover from each exercise session.
- HIIT causes metabolic adaptations that enable you to use more fat as fuel under a variety of conditions. This will improve your athletic endurance as well as your fat-burning potential.
- HIIT appears to limit muscle loss that can occur with weight loss, in comparison to traditional steady-state cardio exercise of longer duration.
- To get the benefits HIIT, you need to push yourself past the upper end of your aerobic zone and allow your body to replenish your anaerobic energy system during the recovery intervals.
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Med Ball Slam
Big Rope Drills
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