If you want to see significant improvements in your fitness and appearance, high intensity fitness training might be for you. Cardio and the “fat-burning zone” have long been touted as the road to success when it comes to weight loss, but more and more research has come out to show that this theory isn’t fool-proof. The science is simple: the harder you work, the more calories you’ll burn, so the higher intensity of your fitness training, the better. High intensity training not only burns more calories, but it also increases your overall fitness.
One specific type of high intensity fitness training is known as High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). When you participate in this type of training, you do exercises for brief intervals and then rest before repeating them again. Studies have shown that exercising in this manner gets better results when compared to exercising at a lesser intensity continuously for the same amount of time. The great thing about HIIT is that you can get in a stellar workout in less time. If you’re a busy person on the go, this may be right for you.
High intensity fitness training is undoubtedly effective, but is it safe? Because of the stress it puts on your cardiovascular and musculoskeletal system, it’s a good idea to check with your doctor to see if it is a good fit for you. You might try easing into this type of fitness training by doing longer intervals at a higher intensity than you would normally exercise, followed by periods of rest without pushing yourself to the point of exhaustion.
At Empower Fitness, we specialize in high intensity training programs with equipment that monitors your body’s response to the training. If you are ready to take on the next challenge and seriously step up your training, come join us for a class today.