This is a trend that has revolutionized the fitness industry. HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) provides a brief and high intensity workout that is proven to multiply the performance of conventional exercises.
A study by the University of Colorado, for example, has shown that in just over two minutes of exercise based on HIIT, you can burn up to 200 calories and it also shows that fat loss with the HIIT method is much more effective.
And you might ask yourself, where is the trick? It seems that the high-intensity exercise series allows the body to continue working during the rest period. According to different studies by American universities, after the intense activity, the body generates hormones that facilitate the increase of muscle mass. Consequently, this recovery time is vital to allow your body time to make the necessary physiological adaptations to the training.
If you find the correct balance between recovery and training, the results can be really spectacular!
Because of its intensity characteristics, HIIT is not recommended for sedentary people, those with diabetes or high cholesterol, among others. It is also not advisable to do too many HIIT sessions per week or to work out two days in a row. For these reasons, the best thing you can do if you want to take advantage of the HIIT method is to ask your coach or a specialist before starting.
If twenty minutes of exercise a day have amazing results …. there are no more excuses to start getting fit!