HIIT training stands for high-intensity interval training, HIIT is giving everything you have for short bursts of time with short rest periods between each session. The idea is minimal recovery, with not enough time for your heart rate to drop. By keeping the heart rate constantly high, there is an oxygen shortage during exercise, resulting in the body needing more oxygen during your recovery. This refers to Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC). When in EPOC it is difficult to build the oxygen stores back. It is this process that burns fat.
Benefits of HIIT Training:
As mentioned, fat burning is one of the benefits of HIIT. And although this may be the main reason for most people wanting to do HIIT training, there are a number of other benefits and reasons to do HIIT:
Efficient Workouts – We have all heard it before and probably used the same excuse. Not having enough time to get to the gym. Well with HIIT, this problem is solved. You can get amazing results in just minutes with HIIT sessions, rather than spending hours on end at the gym trying to burn some calories.
Muscle Preserving Ability – Although I do love my cardiovascular workouts, and they are great for fat loss, cardiovascular workouts alone can lead to muscle loss. HIIT will also burn fat but it does so by using fat stores as energy, and not your muscle store.
No Need for Fancy Equipment
HIIT training does not need fancy equipment. Most of the exercises used in HIIT training require your own body as the equipment. This makes HIIT training a more affordable option. In fact, all you only need a Yummy Mummy Club Trainer.
HIIT is a different type of training with many benefits. It has been proven to be effective in fat burning. HIIT is a great way for anyone to achieve their fitness goals so here at The Yummy Mummy Club we suggest you to give it a go, what have you got to lose?
Disclaimer: Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss. Consult with your health care processional before beginning any diet or exercise regime.