If you wish to shed fat ,that too, without cardio ,then you definitely need to find out more about what is known as high-intensity interval training (HIIT).
You can gain more fitness and health benefits than you can avail from twice the amount of uninterrupted cardio regime.
This new form of fitness routine , has really soared high in popularity, in the last couple of years.
This form of workout includes exercises comprising of intervals of hard work, subsequent to intervals of rest.
It surely hints at grueling alternating cycles of intense workouts followed by a period of low intensity recovery time.
How to get lean with HIIT workouts
The primary goal with HIIT workouts is to boost your heart rate up to 85-90% of its maximum limit. - Imagine the caveman running from that sabretooth tiger!
This enables you to work out without oxygen or anaerobically.
Which in turn results in the afterburn effect , known as EPOC or Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption.
Wherein you're burning ample amount of calories all through the day as your body has to recuperate from that rigorous workout.
This fabulous form of fitness also enhances cardiovascular fitness along with increasing your anaerobic capacity.
This helps in keeping your body in the fat burning realm for longer period of time while working out , prior to moving to the anaerobic path.
This will in turn enable you to get a lean body effectively.
While jogging at a moderate speed, you are utilizing the oxygen to supply energy to your muscles .
This form of energy system is known as aerobic. In lay man’s word, when you are out for a jog, you do not burn calories as your body does not activate the afterburn effect.
Hence, you are not able to get rid of any surplus calories, in the latter part of that day.
Watch athletics! - Look at the physiques of the sprinters vs the physiques of the long distance runners... None are carrying excess bodyfat! Quite the opposite, both are lean!
However the sprinters are usually jacked, carrying serious muscle mass in comparison to the sinewy, slender, long distance runners.
HIIT is a speedy way to get a lean body
HIIT comprises of a bunch of intense cardio/plyo/bodyweight workouts, bursts of balls-out, subsequent to periods of rest.
You can burn fat in a faster way if you keep your heart rate up.
Boosts your health
When you read the words "high-intensity", it may bring to your mind visuals of skinny models on stationary bikes or athletes doing exercises.
However, HIIT is not only meant for those with enviable body but also for the layman.
This form of workout routine is good for the health of your body.
This is not only powerful in enhancing the health and fitness of the overall body but also helps in combating diseases.
It can boost the health and fitness levels of patients suffering from type 2 Diabetes, heart diseases etc.
Enjoyable Form of Exercise
You may think cycling or jogging can be a fun form of exercise.
But you are not entirely , right , until and unless you have tried HIIT.
Many individuals have found this alternating form of exercise routine to be more enjoyable than any other forms of exercises.
The short spells of intense workouts followed by short spells of low intense rest periods helps in breaking the monotony and making the workout form enjoyable.
You can fit this into your day multiple times a week, think 45 mins HIIT 3-5 times a week, instead of trying to cram in 2 hours of weights/cardio 3-5 times a week.
Moreover, due to this many are found to stick to this form of fitness routine till they get the desired outcome.
I love working out HIIT,
I hope you grow to love it too!
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