6 Benefits Of High Intensity Interval Training
How are you all doing? Generally, I notice people supporting me when I say I hate Monday :P. If you hate Monday because you have to work, I can only wish you have a relaxed Monday. If you hate Monday because you need to work out, then perhaps I might help :).
In my previous post, I mentioned that High-Intensity Level Training (HIIT) needs less time. If you missed reading, please read it here. If you are busy, you can always do HIIT on Monday 🙂
Benefits Of High-Intensity Interval Training
Let us see what are the 6 Benefits Of High Intensity Interval Training and how HIIT helps when you have less scope to workout –
Takes less time
HIIT is efficient and perhaps the best workout for a busy schedule. You can train better in just 15 minutes using HIIT than doing cardio for the same time. 2 weeks of HIIT can improve your aerobic capacity! So, even when you are short of time 3 times between Monday to Friday, you can do HIIT. No more excuses of skipping your exercise will work 😉
Increase in metabolism
HIIT stimulates the production of human growth hormone (HGH) by up to 450 percent during the 24 hours after you finish your workout. HGH increases caloric burn and slows down the aging process. So, it makes you younger and fit!
How many times have you run out of breath while working out? Most of us do not push ourselves to the anaerobic zone where we can’t breathe and the heart pumps blood like crazy ;). During HIIT, you will be pushed to the anaerobic zone and work towards a healthy heart.
Burn more Calories and Fat
You burn more fat and calories in the 24 hours after a HIIT workout than you do after steady cardio. It is because your metabolism becomes high and remains so for a very long time.
Anytime and Anywhere – No Equipment required
You can do HIIT anytime and anywhere without any equipment. This way you are not dependent on a treadmill or an exercise machine for your workout. Just go and run at maximum effort for a short period of time followed by recovery time and repeat. I will update the other forms of HIIT in the upcoming post.
Lose Fat Not Muscle
It is extremely difficult to maintain muscle mass while losing fat. Cardio may cause muscle loss while losing weight but HIIT preserves muscle mass and allows you to lose only fat. What else do you want :)?