Any exercise that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest is known as high-intensity interval training (HIIT).
Starting your workout with 1 minute of running and 2 minutes of walking, for instance, is a good way to get started. Five 3-minute intervals will burn 15 minutes of fat. Science suggests that the workout style is worth trying even though it seems like it would be too simple. Here are eight proven benefits of HIIT and perform under the supervision of a personal trainer in Dubai to make the most out of it.
It is Efficient.
HIIT is the perfect workout to fit into a busy schedule, whether you are trying to fit an exercise in during your lunch break or trying to get in shape in time for an upcoming event.
Researchers found that you can achieve more results in 15 minutes of interval running (done three times a week) than an hour on the treadmill. It is also found that just two weeks of high-intensity interval training can increase your aerobic capacity by as much as six to eight weeks of endurance training.
HIIT workouts using the Tabata training method are effective for even people with only four minutes to spare. Tabata is a style of high-intensity interval training consisting of twenty seconds of work and eight to twenty seconds of rest.
There will be a greater rate of fat loss.
In addition to burning more calories during a HIIT workout than steady-state cardio, that intense effort kicks your body’s repair cycle into overdrive. Thus, HIIT workouts burn more fat and calories in the 24 hours following a workout than you would with a steady pace run.
Build a healthier heart.
Most people are not accustomed to pushing themselves into the anaerobic zone. Extreme training, however, produces extreme outcomes. For instance, study participants who performed HIIT workouts for eight weeks were able to cycle twice as far as they had been before the study and kept the same pace.
There is no need for equipment.
You can do HIIT by running, biking, jumping, and rowing – without any equipment. HIIT works just as well by relying on high knees, fast feet, or anything plyometric, such as jumping lunges, to raise heart rate quickly. Some equipment, such as dumbbells, can delay the effect of HIIT as you want to focus on pushing your heart to its limits, not your arms.
You Can Do It Anywhere
Whether you are on the road or off, you can get it done anywhere! You can modify it based on the time and space constraints you have while still getting the benefits of HIIT since it is such an open concept. Go at maximal effort for a short period followed by a recovery period and repeat, today!