HIIT burns more calories during and after a workout than continuous aerobic training!
By working out at a higher intensity level in shorter intervals, your body must produce energy from its anaerobic pathways (those without oxygen). Exercise that places greater demand on the anaerobic pathways during the workout can increase the need for oxygen after the workout, thereby enhancing the EPOC (Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption, otherwise known as the ‘afterburn’ effect). EPOC keeps you burning calories throughout your day and even while you are at rest!
Increased endurance and overall health
HIIT can boost your physical endurance and your overall health!
HIIT improves endurance by boosting your VO2 max (the max rate at which your body can consume oxygen during exercise). Your improved endurance will also carry over to your more moderate-intensity runs, rides, and other workouts. Studies show that HIIT can improve your overall health as seen through key health indicators like improved blood pressure and higher counts of mitochondria, which help fuel your body and brain. Studies also show that HIIT can increase the flexibility and elasticity of arteries and veins better than continuous aerobic exercise. Because HIIT increases blood vessel pressure demand, your blood vessels actually get a workout as well!
HIIT can help you spend less time working out with increased results!
Studies have shown HIIT to be more efficient than longer duration, less intense, cardio sessions. You can get the same, if not greater, results in half the time.
HIIT increases oxygen consumption during your workout which leads to an increased metabolism!
According to the American College of Sports and Medicine, HIIT helps you consume more oxygen than a non-interval workout routine. The excess amount of oxygen consumed helps increase your rate of metabolism for up to 2 ½ hours after a session of interval training. An increased metabolism means your body burns more calories at a faster rate – even when sleeping.
Lose fat and not muscle
Our HIIT workouts are designed to help you build muscle while losing fat!
Steady state cardio can often lead to losing muscle. Our HIIT workouts combine cardio with strength exercises allowing dieters to preserve their muscle gain while still shedding weight. Recent studies also show that muscle mass is a major predictor of the longevity of life.
HIIT challenges you no matter what your fitness level!
Our HIIT workouts offer seasoned exercisers a new challenge and beginners a quicker way to see results. During our workouts you are constantly pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone, so you will never get bored with your workout!
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