HIIT, which stands for high intensity interval training is a scientifically proven blubber-burning program!
It is also called high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) or Sprint Interval Training (SIT), an enhanced form of interval training strategy alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods.
HIIT is a highly efficient, short burst of cardiovascular exercise that will have you dripping with sweat and shedding body fat in just 8 minutes. This fast-paced, heart-pounding, high intensity workout is designed specifically to challenge your body from every angle.
Usual HIIT sessions may vary from 4–30 minutes. These short, intense workouts provide improved athletic capacity and condition, improved glucose metabolism, and improved fat burning.
I chanced upon HIIT only this June and I love it ever since.
It gets my body going after the first 4 minutes with simple moves, but boy, it isn’t easy.
Why is HIIT more effective than a steady-state cardio activity such as jogging?
HIIT elicit hormonal response, which a steady-state cardio activity doesn’t. The biggest benefit is the intensity coupled with short duration and rest intervals in between each group of exercises.
For example a 10 minute cardio HIIT (high intensity exercises) that consists of burpee, jumping jacks and mountain climbers elicit the release in norepinephrine, epinephrine, growth hormone, and cortisol, which broke down fat to be used as fuel, and broke down different reserves of carbohydrates to be used as blood sugar during that activity. So, those are some of the reasons that interval training’s amazingly powerful for fat loss.