What is a HIIT Workout and its Benefits

High-Intensity Interval Training also known as HIIT workouts are one of the most trending practices of 2017. However, even though this may be a trending practice there must exist a certain amount of people who are still unaware about this practice even though they may have heard it or come across it in Health & Fitness Magazines. Thus, the following article will proceed to explain what this practice is to the readers of this article and it will also explore why people should engage in such workouts.

What is a HIIT Workout?

High-Intensity Interval training is a technique that has been adopted by many individuals because it demands the individual to give both hundred percent effort and commitment. This is due to the fact that this technique focuses on rapid exercise followed by short recovery periods. Although, some individuals may be at complete rest during this recovery period others may prefer to be active but at a significantly lower speed. Although, it may sound like a new practice many individuals would now be wondering why this is so popular and on trend. This is because due to rapid exercise period the individual’s heart rate would increase rapidly and also this rapid active and rest period would encourage the body to burn a significant amount of fat in a shorter span of time when compared to Steady-State workouts. The science behind this increased fat burning is that as I mentioned before the rapid exercise period increased one’s heart rate rapidly and thus increases the consumption of oxygen thereby creating an urgent need for oxygen in order to fill the depleted collection and this state which is known as the ‘Excess Post Exercise Oxygen Consumption’ is said to increase the burning of significant amounts of fat.

The Benefits

When considering the benefits of engaging in this type of training the selling point would be that it increases the metabolism of the individual up to 48 hours. This is because the aforementioned Excess Post Exercise Oxygen Consumption state is said to increase one’s metabolic rate thus allowing them the opportunity to burn fat even once the workout is completed.  Furthermore, another selling point is that any individual can partake in this training because it does not require them to dedicate much time and only requires a maximum 30- minute dedication. Moreover, one does not have to invest in an expensive gym membership or purchase exercise equipment to burn fat at this rate because one is only required to utilize their body weight to successfully engage in this training.

Thus, due to the aforementioned article, one would now have a clear understanding of this training technique and would understand why every individual should become an avid follower of this practice.

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