HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) has been shown to burn as much fat as a moderate intensity workout in HALF of the time. Not only did HIIT burn fat at twice the rate it also increased cardiovascular fitness at a similar rate. And the good news is that it doesn't require long intervals to be successful. Research has proven that even 8 seconds of intense exercising with a 12 second active rest intervals during a 20 minute workout yielded a 8.5% reduction in abdominal fat.
Examples of a HIIT training interval:
8 second sprint on exercise bike followed by 12 second pedaling at half of the speed
20 jump squats followed by 1 minute walk at 3.5 mph
1 minute of intense shadowboxing or jump rope followed by 1 minute of moderate shuffling
As always, consult your physician before starting an intense exercise program. Also, always stress proper form when exercising.
Call 847-265-5380 or email MFS if you need any help in deciding if HIIT is for you or if you need guidance on the best way to incorporate HIIT into your exercise routine.