Go To Girl – What are the benefits of interval training

• HELPS BUILD ENDURANCE: High intensity training adapts to the cellular structure of muscles, which enables you to increase your endurance while doing any type of exercise.

• BURNS CALORIES AND FAT IN A SHORTER PERIOD OF TIME: HIIT is great if you have a limited amount of time to work out. Studies show that 15 minutes of high intensity interval training burns more calories than jogging on a treadmill for an hour.

• EFFECTIVE ENERGY USE: HIIT uses a system of workhard- then-recovery intervals, alternating between high intensity workouts with short resting periods. Through interval training, your body learns how to efficiently use the energy that comes from your body’s energy system. HIIT also helps remove toxic wastes from your muscles during the resting periods. Alternating between the exercises also helps you breathe effectively

• BOOSTS METABOLISM: The excess amount of oxygen consumed helps increase your rate of metabolism from about 90 minutes to 144 minutes after a session of interval training. Thus the increased metabolism helps burn more calories at a faster rate.

• BURN CALORIES AND FAT hours after you leave the gym

• LOSE FAT AND NOT MUSCLE: Steady cardio is often associated with losing muscle. HIIT workouts, however, combine weight training (the weight being your body) and effectively allows dieters to preserve their muscle gain while still shedding weight.

• GOOD FOR HEART HEALTH: They say that extreme training helps build extreme results. It’s hard for most people to push themselves to an anaerobic zone where you lose your breath and feel your heart pounding faster and faster. With interval training it’s easier to push yourself to that level because of the rest interval that comes right after you reach that point. This helps keep a healthy heart and helps blood flow effectively throughout your whole body.

• CHALLENGING: HIIT workouts offer seasoned workouts a new challenge and beginners quicker way to see results. You are constantly pushing yourself out of your comfortzone therefore you can never get bored with your workout!