The energy expenditure of a HIIT session is extremely high, burning considerable calories during a relatively short period of time. This elevation in your metabolic rate can last for hours after your session, meaning your body will be more efficient at burning fat, way after you’ve managed to get your breath back!
In today’s fast-paced and hectic society, who seriously has hours to spend walking on a treadmill or cycling aimlessly into the abyss. HIIT sessions typically last anything between 10-30 minutes and give a far greater bang for their buck. Time is a gift, that’s why it’s called the ‘present’ and HIIT gives you the gift of more time to do the things you love.
You can do it at home, in the gym, in the park, on a boat, the list is endless! Better then that, you can do it without any equipment whatsoever. You can squat, jump, press, run, crawl, lunge (to name a few possibilities) to better fitness and a healthier, happier you.
Dieting alone can cause a reduction in muscle mass as we keep ourselves in calorific deficit. A side-effect of this is a reduction in your body’s BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) which means the number of calories your body requires to sustain its current weight at rest. This can be the main reason why traditional ‘diets’ do not work and why many people actually gain more weight after their diet has finished. HIIT training can help us to maintain our vital muscle mass and even gain some more! Thus creating a more efficient, calorie burning you!
At Bean, we genuinely enjoy the buzz of working hard, sweating buckets and releasing those endorphins. For those who aren’t yet exercise addicts, a HIIT session is a manageable short, sharp burst of energy that will be over before you know it. Either way HIIT training can have seriously positive consequences to your health, well-being and body weight – and will make you feel great too!