Short workouts – High-intensity interval training (HIIT) describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. This short workout is more efficient than the longer, boring ones because of the following facts,
Easy To Make This A Routine:
Most of us usually associate exercises with an hour long, boring session, which often results in the excuse, ” I don’t have any time to workout”. But, HIIT doesn’t give any room for such excuses, because we can always find 10 – 15 min of free time everyday. So it is easier to make it a habit, which will have a huge impact on the results.
According to a 2011 study presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, just 2 weeks of high-intensity intervals improves your aerobic capacity as much as 6 to 8 weeks of endurance training. Thus by boosting your metabolism it increases your fat burning power and helps to burn more fat in a short period of time.
Since HIIT pushes us into the anaerobic zone, the point where you can’t breathe and feel like the heart is going to explode (okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but still, the anaerobic state is not comfortable at all), which will make your heart healthier and also produces extreme results compared to the regular, long session workouts. It gives you the same cardiovascular and muscular benefits as steady state cardio in half to one-third the amount of time.
They Show Results Faster:
What could be more motivating than seeing the results of your hardships? And HIIT are proven to show faster results. This is perfect for those who hate the hour long workout, as HIIT is short and produces results faster.