Here I am finally able to sit down and write my weekly post after surviving week 1 of 6 of summer semester general chemistry 2. Anyways, today I wanted to touch up on High Intensity Interval Training otherwise known as HIIT.
Fingers crossed, my ebook will finally be out by the end of June. I have put crazy amount of time, effort, and research into constructing my 30 day program. After much hair pulling, I decided that my first ebook would be centered around HIIT. Why? there are 3 main reasons.
1. It is for all fitness levels. Because there are small bouts of exercise before an even smaller rest, a person of any level is able to push themselves as hard as they possibly can in that bout of exercise. Of course, it’s not really advised to sell yourself short and not give it your all in order to get the maximum benefits.
2. Fat burning and metabolic boosting benefits Not only do you burn twice the calories in the same amount of time as you would doing more traditional forms of cardio (treadmill and elliptical), but HIIT generates whats called EPOC (exercise post-exercise oxygen consumption). EPOC in simple turns is when your body continues to consume oxygen even after your workout and sets your body up for more calories burned throughout the day. So imagine starting your day with just 30 minutes of my HIIT program!
3. Strengthens the heart. A stronger heart muscle allows us to carry out daily activities like walking and using the stairs with more ease. A stronger heart also allows your body to pump blood more efficiently and ultimately reducing your risk of stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol with more production of the good cholesterol, and heart disease later on in life.
amount of time as doing traditional, slower forms of cardio (elliptical and treadmill for exam