Why should you be adding our hiit training to your workouts?
High-intensity interval training—more commonly referred to as HIIT—is No. 1 on the American College of Sport’s Medicine fitness list in 2018 for the second year in a row!
Hiit workouts consist of short bursts of super-intense, heart-pumping movements like sprints, burpees, or jumping jacks, HIIT gained popularity when people discovered that they could get a solid workout in an extraordinarily short amount of time, like 10 or 20 minutes. In an age when we’re busier than ever, it makes sense that HIIT is particularly appealing.. get those workouts in and get back to busy life!
HIIT isn’t just a timesaver: It also works. “From the heart to the muscles to the metabolic system, all are pushed to the limit, and the body’s response is to function more efficiently,” explains Kaiser Permanente’s Robert Sallis, M.D.
Not only do you burn more calories during a HIIT workout, but the effect of all that intense exertion kicks your body’s repair cycle into hyperdrive. That means you burn more fat and calories in the 24 hours after a HIIT workout than you do after, say, a steady-pace run.
Studies show that both weight training and HIIT workouts allow dieters to preserve their hard-earned muscles while ensuring most of the weight lost comes from fat stores. Win all round!
HIIT stimulates production of your human growth hormone (HGH) by up to 450 percent during the 24 hours after you finish your workout. This is great news since HGH is not only responsible for increased caloric burn but also slows down the ageing process, making you younger both inside and out!
The idea is to elevate your heart rate for a brief period, followed by resting for a given period.
Eg: You can train in a 1:1 work-to-rest ratio (sprint for 30 seconds, rest for 30), a 1:2 ratio (sprint for 30 seconds, rest for 1 minute), a 1:3 ratio (sprint for 30 seconds, rest for 1.5 minutes), and so on.. The key is to go at your maximum effort during the interval workout periods.
Research shows that intervals can repair your metabolism by reducing inflammation, forcing the body to improve its ability to use and burn energy. Which means you’ll burn fat at a faster rate, utilise energy better during workouts, and continue to burn calories long after your workout is done.
Now get those sessions booked in with us and commit:) We will support you all the way so don’t be worried if you need to start at a snails pace!