Dad Fitness- Try HIIT Training


HIIT TrainingDo you want to burn more calories, achieve better cardiovascular health, all while cutting your dreaded cardio workout in half?

You’re in luck, because I have the answer!

HIIT Training has proved to be more affective in body conditioning, fat burning, and improving athletic capacity. What’s the best news? It shortens your cardio workout to an easy 9-20 minutes! Let me show you how HIIT can take your workouts to the next level.

What is HIIT Training?– High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an enhanced form of the ever-popular interval training. Unlike evolving fitness trends, with over-promised results, HIIT is the real deal with a track record of substantial body improvement. You combine periods of short, intense aerobic exercises with instances of brief recovery. Now, HIIT is not for the amateur workout enthusiasts. It is very physically demanding on your body and cardiovascular systems. But, if you are currently a gym regular who seems to have plateaued, it could be exactly what you have been looking for.

What are The Benefits?– HIIT affects your workout results on a variety of levels making it an ideal method for not only improved cardiovascular fitness, but overall body improvement. Here are some of the advantages of HIIT that endurance-based exercise can’t provide:

  1. HIIT increases total calories burnt during and after your sessions. This is achieved by the high intensity nature of the workout, causing your body to have a longer recovery time.
  2. HIIT causes your body to use your fat as fuel, through metabolic adaptions. Thus, you are burning more calories throughout the day even when you aren’t at the gym which increases your athletic endurance.
  3. HIIT conditions both your anaerobic and aerobic energy systems. You train your anaerobic in your short, high intensity periods thus making the two work together in an optimal fashion.
  4.  allows you to maintain your muscles mass, as opposed to muscle loss which can occur during traditional cardio exercises of longer durations.

How Does it Work?– Your HITT session should consist of a warm up period, immediately followed by a series of repetitions alternating between high and medium intensity. You only need to complete a minimum of 6 repetitions each workout and strive for time length of 15 minutes, without allowing the HIIT session to exceed 20 minutes.

High intensity periods of HIIT should be performed at your maximum intensity followed by medium exercises performed at 50%. Try to strive for high intensity periods being double the amount of time of your recovery periods.

Studies have shown that after only 2.5 hours of HIIT training, your workout results could be compared to 10.5 hours of endurance training with comparable benefits. Are you ready to see a change in your fitness level? HIIT is proven, progressive method that can supplement your current cardio exercise.

Challenge yourself with these high intensity workouts and see a body transformation you’ve been striving for. Aim for long term success, and allow the HIIT system to build in intensity as you increase your overall body fitness level.

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