A more effective way to exercise?

6 Nov

How many of you are stuck in the same old routine and have stopped seeing the results you are working for? Change it up! The body is very quick at getting used to something and it will get bored… give it something new!!

High intensity interval training describes a workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity with fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest!! These kind of workouts can be far more effective than just running on a treadmill for an hour and will take up less of your precious time.

Here are some of the reasons why HIIT workouts are worth doing….

1. Time efficient – You can burn more calories with this kind of workout than you could doing double the time of continuous cardio! This means you can always find the time to fit it into your day.

2. Burn more fat!! – Fantastic news!!! Not only do you burn more calories, but the effect of all that intense exertions kicks your body’s repair system into hyperdrive which means that you will carry on burning more fat and calories for up to 24 hours after your HIIT workout!

3. Healthier heart – Most people don’t regularly push themselves into the anaerobic zone, (that’s the place where your heart is pumping so hard you feel like its going to pop out!) This will actually make your heart work harder and as a result become a lot stronger and enable you to push harder in the future.

4. No equipment needed – running, jumping, lunging, squating are just some of the bodyweight exercising that are perfect for a high intensity workout!!

5. Lose weight, not muscle – While steady state cardio seems to encourage muscle loss, studies show that both weight training and HIIT workouts allow dieters to preserve their hard-earned muscles while ensuring most of the weight lost comes from fat stores. Winner!!!

6.Increase metabolism – As well as increased fat burning and more muscle preserved, a high intensity interval workout will stimulate production of your human growth hormone (HGH). This is great news since HGH is not only responsible for increased caloric burn but also slows down the aging process, making you younger both inside and out!

7. Do it anywhere! – You can do this workout in the gym, your living room, your garden, the park… its up to you!! 

8. It’s a challenge – how often do you finish a workout without breaking into much of a sweat? If you’re bored, its not working! This type of workout will definitely not leave you with a second to feel bored. You will be so working so hard that before you’ve had time to think about it, it’ll be over!!

These benefits are insane and its hard to believe that more people aren’t trying HIIT workouts. Push the boundaries, get out of your comfort zone… then the hard work starts and the results will appear soon after!!

If you have any questions about it or need a bit of advice then don’t hesitate to send me a message on launder.charlie@gmail.com and I’d be happy to help you out 🙂