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5 Benefits of a HITT Workout

What is HIIT training? High-intensity interval training aka HIIT Training has been around for awhile. In a HIIT workout, you are doing a quick burst of high intensity exercises for 1 to 4 minutes followed by a brief rest or low intensity exercise for 1 to 4 minutes. Here are 5 benefits to a HIIT workout.

Lose Body Fat

In 2012, a study was conducted to see the effect of high-intensity intermittent exercise on body composition of overweight young males. The participants performed a 20-minute HIIT workout 3 days a week for 12 weeks. At the end of the 12 weeks, does in the exercise group had lost significantly for body fat than those in the control group.

Burn Calories After Workout

When doing your HIIT workout, you will burn the same amount of calories you would burn during a typical workout like running but unlike running, after your HIIT workout your body will keep burning calories. This is due to the effects of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption or EPOC. This happens when your body begins burning more calories healing itself from the grind of the HIIT workout.

Time Efficient

I’m sure we all know the benefits of regular exercise but some of us are short on time. HIIT training might be the perfect way to get in shape with a limited schedule. You can find all types of HIIT workout routines from 10 minute beginner routines to more intense 30 minute workouts. A HIIT workout can be designed to fit anyone’s fitness level and every person’s busy schedule.

Bodyweight Exercises

Right about now most of us are still working from home and most don’t have access to gym equipment. One thing that makes HIIT training so great is that it can be done with no equipment. With just a few bodyweight exercises, you can design a great HIIT workout. Check out Sean’s many blogs and videos to learn more about body weight training.

Workout Anywhere

As we said before, finding equipment is tough but so is finding a place to put all of the equipment. HIIT training eliminates that problem because it can be done anywhere. If you are working from home you can easily get in a quick 20 minute workout in your living room. If it’s nice out, why not try a 10 minute HIIT workout in your driveway or with the family in the backyard.

Takeaways

HIIT training allows you to get all of the benefits of a great workout without expensive equipment, traveling to a gym or ruining your schedule.

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