High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of exercise whereby periods of high intensity are alternated with periods of rest or low intensity. There are so many benefits of interval training programs especially from a weight-loss perspective that you should make the effort to incorporate them into your weight loss plan!
There is a popular belief that if you want to burn off maximum amounts of body fat it is best to exercise within your ‘fat burning zone’, which is believed to be 60-80% of your maximum heart rate.
However, this theory has since been disproven with the introduction of high intensity interval training. Interval training has the potential to burn off far more body fat compared to exercising at a ‘steady state’ (within the ‘fat-burning zone’). This results from the energy (calories) expended during the exercise session itself and the extra calories burnt off post-exercise.
Interval training can be a great way to get and stay physically fit, but it’s also a big help when it comes to weight loss.
Interval Training helps to regulate weight loss, to strengthen and tone muscles without bulking them up, and to maintain a healthy weight in the long run.
What are the Benefits of Interval Training?
Feeding your metabolism with heavy meals sparsely throughout the day will actually slow your metabolism down and reverse the after effects you receive from your workouts. To maximize the calorie burn, eat lots of fruit as snacks and include plenty of vegetables, in addition to whole grains, in your meals and aim to eat five or six times a day.