#FitnessFriday: HIIT

Most people want to reduce their body fat and gain muscle at the same time. But to be honest, going to the gym five to six times a week for one or two hours takes a lot of time, ambition and discipline. So I searched for an alternate methode to get in shape and found something that I had never heard of before: HIIT

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

  1. High Intensity

As you can already tell from the name it is a special training, that will push your body to its limits. The clue is to increase the oxygen intake your body and muscles need during the workout, so you can get the best body performance possible. You might ask yourself now „what is this kind of exhaustement good for?“. Following such a training routine you will achieve the afterburn effect, which will allow you to burn fat even after 48h in a resting condition. As a bonus, just 20 minutes 3 times a week of HIIT is enough.

  1. Interval Training

A change is as good as a rest. Speaking of intervals, you will burn more fat with a 15-20 minute HIIT than with 15-20 minutes of training with a consistent intensity. Everything you have to do is to split your training into a part with high and one with low intensity. As an example you can do a 30 second sprint followed by 15 seconds of slow jogging or walking.

  1. Benefits

You neither need to spend a lot of money nor two hours in the gym every day. You don’t need any pharmaceutical/natural supplements or fat burner. HIIT has a positive impact on your hormone balance, especially on the growth hormone, which is of prime importance if you want to build up muscle mass. In addition, HIIT decreases insuline, blood glucose and blood fat in your body and helps you burn that annoying belly fat!

 

So, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?

Check out the links down below, these are two videos that inspired us to dive into HIIT!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw2ImTdaSlg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZX1Xf59bgQ

 

 

 

Sources:

https://www.zentrum-der-gesundheit.de/fettverbrennung-mit-hiit-ia.html

http://www.fitforfun.de/sport/abnehmen-mit-sport/hiit-sagen-sie-ihrem-fett-hochintensiv-lebewohl_aid_13865.html

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