Saturday, 17 January 2009

Get HIIT Fit!

Get HIIT Fit!

Let yourself go a little this Christmas and found yourself feeling a little too festively plump? Here's out guide to shed the fat in minimal time. It's all about HIIT, High Intensity Interval Training. This revolutionary new form of training will avoid the tedious hours on the treadmill at the gym with only a 15 minute workout necessary three days a week. In tests by the Laval University it burns up to nine times more fat than conventional low-medium intensity training.

How it works

  1. HIIT exercise speeds up your body’s metabolism and stays in this fat burning mode for up to 24 hours. For faster and maximum results do your HIIT in the morning on an empty stomach and then refrain from eating for another hour. This will force your body gobble up your fat reserves for energy!
  2. Varying intensity rates prevent your body from going in to 'Steady State Mode' where your body gets used to exercise and tries to preserve calories. This can happen in traditional forms of cardio and affect your results.
  3. It's 50% for effective at burning fat than low-intensity exercise.
  4. It's an excellent way of improve your VO2 Max, which the maximum amount of oxygen you can absorb. This will have obvious health and fitness benefits.
HIIT Workout
  1. Warm up. Jog at a steady pace for 5 minutes.
  2. Sprint as fast as you can, using maximal effort for 15-30 seconds
  3. Return to your jogging pace for around 2 minutes to recover
  4. Repeat this 5 times, even more if you can manage it.
  5. Cool down and stretch off.
As you progress make sure increase your sprint times and reduce your recovery times to see best results!


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