HIIT, as known as High-Intensity Interval Training is definitely getting more attention as a type of interval training these days. With short, intense workout paired up with slow, resting period, HIIT is said to be incredibly fat-burning and helpful with weight loss. But how does HIIT work and how can you get fit more easily and effectively? we are here to tell you all about it in this post.
Why is HIIT special?
The reason why HIIT workout is different from other workouts is its ability to increases the resting metabolic rate for 24 hours after the workout is complete, in other words, this means after you are done with the workout, your body is still burning excess fat for another whole day! Besides, Unlike other workouts that last for a long time such a marathon, HIIT does not cause the breakdown of muscle tissue. Instead, HIIT helps with the improvement of power, speed and metabolic rate.
What can I do before the workout to get better?
in order to do better in a HIIT workout, it’s important to have some amount of intake before you exercise. That way, your body will feel energized enough to complete all the hardcore movements you are about to do. However, that doesn’t mean to eat a lot or to eat snacks with high calories. Just stick with some small healthy bites with high protein and provides good quality carbs.
what can I do after the workout to get better?
Stretch! Stretch! Stretch! Stretching is proven to improve flexibility and prevent the shortening of muscle in the long run. Aside from that, eat some post workout snack that contains around 200 t0 300 calories depending on how intense your workout was. Maybe have a glass of milk or some smoothies for great protein and carbohydrates!
Try a workout right now!
5 minutes of medium paced running/jump rope
Active rest 2 minutes
HIIT (4 rounds of 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off)
Toe Touch Squat Pop
Burpee Split Jumps
Knee Up Jumps
Cool down and stretch
Tell us if this workout is too easy for you in the comment below! If it is, we will make it even harder next time! 😉