5 Reasons Why You Should Be HIIT Training
By Neil Perkins
HIIT training is the principal we use for all of our 30 minute classes. The Fit Box, Bootcamp and Box Interval sessions provide our members with a short and intense 30 minute sessions. Here are 5 reasons why you should be HIIT training.
- You’ll Burn More Fat
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 standard cardio session.
- You’ll Build a Healthier Heart
Most people aren’t used to pushing into the anaerobic zone (that lovely place where you can’t breathe and you feel like your heart is trying to jump out of your chest). But in this case, extreme training produces extreme results. A 2006 that after 8 weeks of doing HIIT workouts, subjects could bicycle twice as long as they could before the study, while maintaining the same pace.
- You Lose Weight, Not Muscle
Anyone who has been on a diet knows that it’s hard to not lose muscle mass along with fat. While steady state cardio seems to encourage muscle loss, 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/win!
- You’ll Increase Your Metabolism
In addition to increased fat burning and more muscle preserved, HIIT stimulates production of your human growth hormone (HGH) by up to 300 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 aging process, making you younger both inside and out!
- It’s Seriously Rewarding
This is not a workout you can do while reading a magazine or chatting with your friend. Because it’s so short, you will be working hard the whole time. The trade-off is this format offers seasoned exercisers a new challenge and new exercisers a quick way to see results. You may be in pain, you may be sucking wind, but you definitely won’t be bored.
We are happy to give all newcomer a 3 class pass to Henrietta Street Gym to come and try our HIIT classes out for themselves. Click on the link below to sign up for your FREE, 3 class pass and join the HIIT revolution.