When you first start working out, your body will go through a number of changes. These changes are designed to provide you with more energy and your ability to recruit that energy as and when you need it, is one of the biggest factors in determining how fit you are and how well you’re able to train. It’s also what controls the amount of fat you’re able to lose in any given amount of time.View More How Your Body Uses Energy As You Continue to Train with HIIT
Metabolic conditioning workouts, which are also referred to as High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) teach the body to access energy stores effectively during and after a workout. These workouts consist of lifting moderate to heavy weights or performing calisthenics in sets with targeted timed recovery breaks. This style of exercise elevates the heart rate quickly, adding a cardio component to the strength training regimen and causes the body to burn fat rapidly.View More What Are Metabolic Conditioning Workouts And What They Do
If you’ve read just about any fitness blog, magazine or website in recent years, then you’ll likely have come across HIIT.
HIIT: high intensity interval training. Sprinting at maximum heart rate for a short period of time and then switching to a slower form of exercise for a couple of minutes to recover before starting the whole cycle again.
This type of training is all the rage because it is known to burn more calories in less time when compared with steady state cardio. And it’s great for our VO2 max, mitochondrial function and more.
But why? How does it work? What makes it so special?View More How HIIT Challenges the Body and Improves Fat Loss
In this post I’ll be breaking down our own version of the high intensity training plan taking the best of old school and new school HIT ideas on the subject. This plan has been proven to be consistently effective for new trainers and old male and female alike.View More HIT Workout Guide
What’s the very best way to lose weight? Most people now agree that it probably has something to do with HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training. This is a training format that challenges you to divide your time spent in the gym between high intensity bursts of sprinting or otherwise exerting yourself at 100% MHR and periods of active recovery at around 70%.View More Concurrent Training for Even Greater Fat Loss