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High Intensity Interval Training or H.I.I.T 

The Team at Corefit UK use HIIT as a method of training to gain certain results. 

 

What is HIIT Training?

It is a training idea in which low to moderate intensity intervals are mixed with high intensity intervals. HIIT can be applied to exercises such as squatting or to running. It is considered to be much more effective than normal cardio because the it's a higher intensity. Not only that, you are able to increase your aerobic endurance as well as your anaerobic endurance while burning more fat than normal. Research shows that HIIT training burns adipose tissue more effectively than low-intensity exercise. In fact, it burns up to 50% more efficiently. It has also been shown to speed up your resting metabolism which enables you to burn more calories during the day. 

Who would benefit from HIIT Training?

HIIT training would help someone who is interested in improving their aerobic and anaerobic endurance. Not only that, as we know HIIT Training helps to burn fat, therefore it will benefit someone looking to

burn as much during a cutting phase or minimize fat gain during a bulking phase. It also greatly benefits people who play sports that involve low to moderate intensity mixed with high intensity bursts. So, sports that have varied intensity levels for example, Football, Rugby and Basketball.   

Why is HIIT Training better than normal cardio?

It's scientifically proven that HIIT is much more effective than regular cardio for reaching both of the goals stated earlier. "The reason that High Intensity Interval Training works better than normal cardio for fat loss is due to the change in intensity. A normal Cardio session involves being in one place for a long time. Because of this your body enters what is known as a steady state which means that your body has adapted to the speed your are going and can preserve energy, meaning calories are also preserved. This is why HIIT Training is more beneficial than normal CArdio because it does not allow the body to enter a steady state.

 

What kind of results can you expect from HIIT Training?

  • A better body composition. This ultimately means less fat and more muscle.

  • Better eating and sleeping habits as their body adjusts to the demands of the workout.

  • Allows quicker and more agile movement.

  • Improves aerobic and anaerobic systems.

  • Metabolism can be increased for the next 48 hours, helping to burn 50% more fat overall than steady-state cardio.

  • Allows muscle gain as well as burning fat. 

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