In the words of Eric Salvador, Eric Salvador, NSCA, NSAM head instructor at The Fhitting Room in New York City, “A high-intensity workout increases the body's need for oxygen during the effort and creates an oxygen shortage, causing your body to ask for more oxygen during recovery. This afterburn effect is referred to as Excess Post–Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) and is the reason why intense exercise will help burn more fat and calories than regular aerobic and steady-state workouts."
Introduction to HIIT Training: High-Intensity Interval Training is known as HIIT training in short; according to its definition HIIT Training is intense, short, unsustainable bursts of physical activity which are paired with quick rests intervals. A sort of metabolic disturbance takes place due to the intense HIIT training course whose outcome is later 48–72 hours when the body burning calories at a faster rate. Even the intensive training can also increase metabolism, bring about an improvement in the cardiac function, cause the reduction in insulin resistance, propel faster gaining of endurance levels in comparison to the steady rate cardio training. Another credit to the feathers of HIIT training is its effectiveness to fast build up the type 2 twitch muscles.
At the training center at Fitness Habitat, it is possible to modify the HIIT for all fitness level individuals as well as with people with different medical conditions which include overweight people and the ones suffering from diabetes. Performing HIIT workouts at the training sessions facilitate the good health since the exercises done are strength and body weight exercises, correct walking, cycling, swimming and running.
HIIT Training calls forth Special Five Benefits both for the Corporeal Frame as well as of the Mind:
Fats are burnt quicker and in huge amount: Definitely one would burn higher calories at the time of HIIT workout, but there is another accompanying advantage. The effect of the intense exertions pushes the repair cycle of the body to vitalize.
Gift of a Healthier Heart: HIIT training is highly effectual than the medicines to maintain a healthy heart. Extreme HIIT training results in extreme outcome. Continuous 8 weeks of HIIT workouts leaves behind a considerable impact on the blood pressure since the blood pressure is well controlled at the time of exercises. While the exercise goes on, both the blood pressure and heart rate increases which delivers blood to the exercising muscles, and blood vessels enlarge to expand for supplying blood flow to the exercising muscles.
No need of using equipment: Jump roping, running, rowing and biking are the best workouts associated with HIIT, where there is no need to involve any equipment. Heat rate moves up fast with fast feet, high knees and plyometric exercises like jumping lunges. It has been found out that the equipment holds no worth in case of HIIT since then the focus is not on movements but on biceps.
HIIT training is an admirable step towards losing weight, not muscles: Losing weight is important, not losing muscles. Coupled with weight training, HIIT workouts help to lose weight by slimming down the fat stores while preserving the muscles.
Increase in Metabolism: Along with a higher rate of weight loss and muscle preservation, the production of human growth hormones is stimulated by 50% within 24hours after the workout is finished. It is highly advantageous since the human growth hormones contribute to high rate of caloric burn, slows down the aging process so that the feeling of youth prevails inside and outside.