Why H.I.I.T Training is so important in the Weight Loss Process!

Why H.I.I.T Training is so important in the Weight Loss Process!

Believe it or not, the best way to lose weight is not spending an hour jogging in place on a treadmill or elliptical.  

You see it often when you are at the gym, people will spend their entire gym session in one place and moving at the same pace. If you are trying to burn fat and burn it fast, you will need to change your approach to your workouts.  The good news is this change is very simple to make.

Have you ever heard of H.I.I.T? High-Intensity Interval Training!  Sounds intense, right?

High-Intensity Interval Training may sound aggressive, but what it really means is repeated short bursts of maximum effort, followed by rest periods.  Go really hard for a short period of time then rest and repeat. It is very different from jogging on a treadmill at the same pace for a set period of time. 

The H.I.I.T style of training increases your body’s fat-burning potential, and it will help you see results faster.  The effort you use during the exercises should be very close to your maximum effort and then you take a short break to recover.

The basics of the whole idea behind H.I.I.T is to get your heart rate up and down, as opposed to jogging for a long period of time and the heart rate remains the same.

BeneFIT’s Of H.I.I.T Training

  • Burn more calories during a workout.
  • Your Body continues to burn fat after the workout due to the high intensity.
  • Decrease your workout time; accomplish more in less time.
  • Get the benefits of weight training and cardio at the same time.
  • Great for beginners. Increase intensity as you move along.
  • Can be done at home.
  • Go at your own pace; everyone is different.
  • Good for your heart.

Here are some examples of a H.I.I.T workout:

Workout 1

  • 3 Rounds, 40 seconds of Work, 20 Seconds of Rest
  • Push Ups
  • Squats
  • Butt Kicks
  • Triceps Dips
  • Side Lunges
  • Butt Kicks
  • Triceps Dips
  • Side Lunges

Workout 2

  • 40 Yard Sprints
  • 10 Sets
  • 80-85% Effort
  • Walk back to start line as rest period

Walking Intervals

  • Walk at a fast pace for 30 seconds followed by short rest period
  • Repeat

Classes at your Local Gym

  • Most gyms will have H.I.I.T classes on their weekly schedule.

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