High Intensity Interval Training involves repeated bouts of high intensity effort followed by varied recovery time. HIIT workouts are generally short in nature and include all out effort, with longer recovery times.
Benefits of HIIT include:
Improved aerobic and anaerobic fitness - The intense nature of HIIT workouts will improve your
VO2 MAX, which boosts oxygen efficiency to muscles and delays fatigue. This boosts your endurance and increases fitness.
- Reduce abdominal fat and body weight - research suggests there is a correlation between abdominal fat and obesity. HIIT exercises increases oxygen consumption in your muscles during your rest intervals. The increased oxygen consumption, boosts fat metabolism as opposed to using stored glucose.
- Improved Muscle Mass - The more muscles your body has, the greater amount of energy you burn during resting state. This will increase the amount of energy your body burns to recover up to 24-48 hours post HIIT training.
For the reasons above HIIT is an important exercise technique which is included in the SkinnyMe Detox Program. Check it out here!