HIIT Training for Weight loss. Does it really work?

There is always a lot of hype around HIIT training.  Do you even know what it stands for let alone what type of exercise it means?  Well simply put HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training.  It's designed to get your heart pumping, your body sweating, breathing heavily and burn calories in a short amount of time.  It can be scary, especially if you're a beginner to all things fitness when trainers start throwing words around like intensity, breathless and stuffed.  

The good thing about HIIT training however is that anybody with any level of fitness can jump in and complete these workouts.  It's all about the client working to their 100% of output.  That's why this training is effective for beginners right through to advanced fitness fanatics.  

"​HIIT is all about burning more fat in less time by giving 100% of effort in short

bursts with limited rest and recovery time"

There is no need for you to feel scared or unsure if this training is for you.  We know that it sounds scary from an outsiders point of view but from where we stand we can say it delivers results in short amounts of time.  Not only does HIIT training help with burning calories and aiding weight loss but there is plenty more reasons why you should try adding some HIIT sessions into your weekly routine.  Here's our list of 6 reasons why we think you should swap out 2-3 of your current sessions for HIIT sessions to reap the rewards! 

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Top 6 benefits of HIIT Training

1. Great for Weight loss

Blasting a high count of calories in a small period of time sounds great yes? We can hear you scream YES.  Because of how HIIT training works the body one of the major benefits is you will continue to burn calories for hours after you train in turn helping aiding weight loss.

2. Burns Calories Faster

If you're someone that doesn't particularly enjoy exercise than HIIT is for you.  Shorter workouts, higher intensity to burn high calories gives you bang for your buck.  So if it's some excess weekend, birthday calories you need to kill slotting in a couple of these sessions could re-torch your body into a calorie burning machine.

3. Helps to Build Endurance

Because of the high energy levels required with limited rest and recovery periods, this helps to change your bodies endurance levels.  It teaches your body how to recover more quickly which will help if you're planning a long running, cycling or swimming event and will teach your muscles to fire more quickly.

4. No Equipment Required

We love the fact that you can get a killer workout with zero pieces of equipment.  It's true, you don't need a gym full of scary equipment and you definitely don't need to use a treadmill for hours on end to get the results you're wanting.  Using your own body weight can give you a killer workout like you've never experienced before.

5. Good for Heart Health

Increased levels of oxygen and increased blood flow through the body will help to keep your heart healthy and strong.  Remember your heart is a muscle which also needs to be trained and worked at different levels to maintain it's longevity and health. 

6. It's challenging

If you're wanting results then your workout needs to be challenging.  The best part about HIIT workouts is that they are all about the input that you give to it.  If you work at a 5/10 you'll get 5/10 results.  Push yourself to work hard to a 9/10 and you will start to see quick turn around results.

We think those 6 reasons are huge positives why you should be adding in some HIIT sessions into your weekly workout routine.  They will also help to break up your week and add a bit of spice into your workouts to fend off any boredom.  And... at the end of the day, adding a bit of spice will let you enjoy life!

Until next time,

Be Inspired | Be Inspirational | Never Give Up

- Brenton Wells

Whoosh Fitness - Fresh Smoothies

Founder @WhooshFitness