Let’s explain what H.I.I.T stands for?

High-Intensity Interval Training.

In this article, we will discuss the top 5 benefits of this style of training and why it is so effective.

If you’re like me there never seems to be enough time in the day.  Some days, it just seems easier to skip the workout because we don’t have enough time.

You don’t need hours to make your workout effective, what you do need is exercises that are effective and efficient.

This is why I love H.I.I.T.

Below are FIVE benefits to H.I.I.T style training and how you can get amazing results

Anaerobic interval training

Uses the body’s reserves of energy and, after a workout, metabolism stays elevated and continues to burn calories for hours after the workout.

We call this excess post-exercise consumption (EPOC) effect.  With HIIT, you not only burn a lot of calories during the workout but because of the high intensity, you continue to burn calories as your body replaces energy and repairs muscle proteins damaged during exercise.

Fat Metabolization

Your body metabolizes fat for fuel during the workout, during the post-exercise recovery period after HIIT exercise the body will tap into fat stores for the energy required to restore it to its normal resting state.

It’s Mobile. You can do it anywhere

You can do H.I.I.T anywhere and you do not need equipment!  You can elevate your heart rate with bodyweight exercises. The focus is to get your heart rate up and keep it there.

These workouts result in “optimal muscle building and muscle retention coupled with fat loss and increased calorie burn”!

Not Time Restrictive

H.I.I.T can be done on a time crunch.  You only need 25-30 min to train, and your body will continue to burn fat hours after you are done.  Who doesn’t want that?

Metabolic Stress is High

H.I.I.T places a significant amount of metabolic stress on muscle tissue.

As part of the repair process, the body will produce elevated levels of human growth hormone and to repair damaged muscle proteins, which leads to increased muscle volume and definition.

So gone are the days that you have to spend hours in the gym to obtain weight loss, gain muscle, improve overall health and well-being.

Work smarter using short intervals of high-intensity exercises.

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Joey Szatmary

Joey Szatmary

Founder of Szat Strength and current Overall 2019 National Heavy Weight Strongman Champion.