Question: Are you burning as much fat as possible during your cardiovascular exercise?
Answer: If you are not doing interval training, then the answer is NO!
What is interval training? It’s a phenomenal technique for ramping up your metabolism so that your body will torch fat at a remarkable rate. When done properly, it can be completed in only 15-20 minutes and you can choose ANY type of exercise that you want.
Known within the fitness industry as High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), this technique was popularized after a health study done in Japan in 1996. The study proved that athletes who trained with a mix of moderate pace and high pace during cardiovascular exercise were able to increase their capacity to burn fat. In addition to burning more fat, people who train in this way put their metabolism in a heightened state for hours after exercise. Yes, your body will continue to burn fat a higher rate even when you’ve stopped exercising! HIIT also increases your body’s ability to build muscle and will create a state that will help suppress your appetite.
Question: What is an example of a HIIT session?
Answer: An example of a HIIT session is as follows:
- Begin with a brief warm-up of 2-5 minutes, doing the cardiovascular exercise of your choice. You can choice jogging, treadmill, elliptical machine, rowing, etc.
- After you’ve gotten warm, “sprint” (go as hard as you can) for 30 seconds.
- Then return to a moderate pace for 1 minute.
- Afterward, “sprint” again for 30 seconds.
Try doing at least 2 HIIT sessions per week. Start off with 3 intervals per session and gradually increase each week until you can do 10 intervals. Once you’re reached 10 intervals, reduce your rest time to 30 seconds while keeping your “sprinting” intervals at 30 seconds.
I will personally guarantee that if you adopt this method into your cardiovascular training, EAT PROPERLY and drink plenty of water then you will see that fat disappear in no time! Give it a try and remember…
Dream Fit. Live Fit.