Get Worked Out With High Intensity Interval Training
High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is an exercise program and strategy that utilizes cardiovascular exercises repeated in short bouts and with short intervals of active recovery. To be classified as intense, the effort expended must be 80% or higher using the MHR (Maximum Heart Rate) or 7 on a scale of 1 – 10. The training sessions are brief yet a higher level of performance is expected to be attained. In other words, it is efficient and effective.
The unparalleled popularity of high intensity interval training is primarily based on the good results of many who have tried and stayed with exercise programs that use it. What motivates exercise enthusiasts to stick to HIIT are the following:
The efficient mobilization of energy is fostered in the body particularly in the mitochondrion of a cell through its anaerobic system which generates the most energy.
The body is trained to eradicate metabolic wastes like lactic acid which is a by-product of anaerobic energy system with efficiency.
Small muscle fibers that are infrequently used are worked out following the high intensity interval training. The burning of fuel in the form of fats and sugars in these once idle muscles add up to increase the normal metabolism.
HIIT also improves lung capacity with the alternate burst and active interval that normal aerobics cannot achieve.
The symptoms of metabolic syndrome are more efficiently prevented and managed by adhering to HIIT exercise routines. Metabolic syndrome is a condition where several diseases exist and are complicating each other such as high cholesterol and triglycerides, and diabetes with insulin resistance.
In postmenopausal women, it helps build and tone body mass and preserve bone quality that usually sets in with lack of estrogen. This works against osteoporosis or bone loss.
There are those who have fought against fats and obesity for eternity and have gone to great extents to lose weight but have failed. There are so many advocates who vouch for the effectiveness of high intensity interval training in developing the muscular tone and strength, in losing weight by efficient burning of fats, and in preserving bone quality.
What about giving it a try?