Get Fit With HIIT For Summer
If you want to drop a few pounds by Summer’s official arrival, start adding HIIT training to your workout routine a few times a week.
HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training, which refers to short bursts of intense exercise alternating with lower-intensity recovery periods.
Why the great results with HIIT?
You burn more calories working at peak levels, alternating between active rest periods. The added benefit is the residual calorie burn after the workout—referred to as the EPOC (Excess PostExercise Oxygen Consumption).
As your cells continue to need more oxygen, they are multiplying and working harder after the workout. This style of exercise can change our workouts, our bodies, and our weight.
If you properly prepare for a high-intensity workout, benefits such as increased stamina, strength, and accelerated caloric burn-off will soon follow.
You don’t have to be fit to do HIIT!
Try today’s 40-minute HIIT walking workout. It includes a series of short intervals to help you burn fat and keep your metabolism humming.
This is a true fat-burning workout! It uses two types of intervals… aerobic intervals and anaerobic intervals. “Aerobic” means “with oxygen.” Aerobic intervals are bursts of higher intensity walking. In this routine, you’ll do an aerobic interval for 3 minutes and then recover for 3 minutes.
Then, you’ll move into anaerobic intervals. “Anaerobic” means “without sufficient oxygen.” Since the anaerobic intervals require more intensity, they don’t last for as long. In today’s workout, you’ll do a 90-second anaerobic interval followed by a 3-minute recovery.
Let’s burn some fat!