High Intensity Interval Training, also known as HIIT, is a proven approach to scorch calories and fat in less time.
HIIT can be a part of a home workout plan.
The practice of exercising for hours to burn more calories and lose weight is over! You can actually lose weight and exercise,in less time.
How does HIIT work?
The key to HIIT is intensity. Unlike a traditional fat burning workout where you exercise for a long period of time at a moderate intensity, with HIIT you exercise for a short amount of time but your intensity is significant. On a scale of 1-10, a 6 would be a moderate intensity level.
With HIIT you are at a 9 and you can’t do anything other than focus on your exercise.
The Tabata is a perfect example of a HIIT workout. With the Tabata you can workout for 20 seconds with 10 seconds of rest. You repeat that cycle for a total of four minutes. For example, you might sprint for 20 seconds and rest for ten. Your sprint will be as fast as you can possibly run.
Interval training is another example of HIIT. You may run your fastest 400-meter then walk 400-meters. You could repeat this until you logged a mile running.
HIIT helps you get in the best shape. It’s proven to help with:
* Speedier fat burning
* Decreased abdominal fat
* Faster weight loss
* Improved strength
* Improved endurance
* Improved cardiovascular fitness
* Decreased insulin resistance
* Reduced risk for cardiovascular disease
So how do you fit HIIT into your existing workout?
It’s important to know that just about any movement or exercise can be part of an HIIT program.
For example, you can jump rope at a high intensity and alternate with rest periods.
You can perform a Tabata with pull-ups. This involves twenty seconds of as many pull-ups as possible followed by 10 seconds of rest.
Adding HIIT to your weekly workout program is easy to do. HIIT only takes 4 minutes. You can add it to a strength training day or swap your cardio day for a 20-minute interval training session. Take a look at your existing workout program and look for days to swap or add HIIT.
Keep in mind that with intense effort, more rest may be required. Generally speaking, you don’t want to do more than three days in a row of HIIT. For example, if you do an intense workout on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday then Thursday needs to be a rest day or an active rest day. Take a yoga class, go for a walk or slow jog.
Body weight exercises and basic cardio movements can be taken up a notch. You will burn more fat in less time and get into the best shape of your life. Visit Change In Seconds for their highly popular 10 Week No Gym Home Workout Plan. You will not be disappointed.