Saturday, October 25, 2014

Do HIIT Workouts really work?

I recently started lifting free weights and I absolutely love it. I can actually see a change in my body, most of all my arms and shoulders. Most of the lifting I do right now is upper body and it is absolutely been life changing. I have grown bored with the treadmill and elliptical, plus I wanted to take my weight loss up a notch. After a little research I discovered HIIT Workouts. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. It's goal is to maximize fat burning and muscle building. The workouts last anywhere from 5 to 40 minutes. When doing this you do a series of exercises full effort with a minimum of 10 second to a maximum of 30 second breaks. By having the rest intervals, you spend more time at a higher level of aerobic capacity. Unfortunately they are not offered in my gym but I found two great ones on YouTube that I love.

I have only been doing these a week and not really consistently. I plan to get back on schedule soon doing these four days a week. I'll keep ya'll updated on my progress. Has anyone tried this? What do you think? n

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