Tuesday, 26 July 2016

8 Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. For example, a good starter workout is running as fast as you can for 1 minute and then walking for 2 minutes. Repeat that 3-minute interval five times for a 15-minute, fat-blasting workout. It sounds too simple to be effective, but science doesn’t stretch the truth. Read below for eight proven benefits of HIIT:

According to a 2013 study presented at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting, just 2 weeks of high intensity intervals improves your aerobic capacity as much as 6 to 8 weeks of endurance training.

The best part is that with the Tabata training method, you can complete an effective HIIT workout in just 4 minutes.


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