Obesity is a growing global issue that has been the contributing factor to the rise of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and many other preventable chronic illnesses. Research has shown that high intensity interval training (HIIT) is a huge hit when it comes to decreasing fat among the body especially in individuals who are obese.
What is HIIT?
HIIT, also known as, high intensity interval training is a form of exercise that involves cardio exercises that elevate the heart rate in interval bursts. For example: a bodyweight workout where the individuals will complete the exercises at a timed interval of 45 seconds work and 15 seconds rest.
HIIT is a highly popular way of physical training today and it’s not for no reason. There are many benefits to HIIT workouts which include:
Overall aerobic conditioning
Can be done in 30 minutes or less
What makes HIIT workouts so effective is its potential for exercise afterburn. Post exercise afterburn is a term that explains the post workout metabolic rate that occurs after a HIIT workout. The post exercise afterburn is essential to the body using fat in the recovery phase and helps activate important hormones involved with fat metabolism.
In many professional opinions including my own HIIT training is the number one source for fat loss and aerobic conditioning. Check out my latest YouTube video as I explain how HIIT training has helped my clients reach their goals and how HIIT training has personally helped me reach my own personal goals.