High Intensity Interval Training Information

What is High Intensity Interval Training?

High intensity interval training is a type of workout where you perform an exercise with full force for a very short time (say between 30 and 60 seconds) then take rest for an even shorter period (say 4 seconds). You repeat these two steps for a while. Examples of high intensity interval training include Tabata training and high intensity sprinting. So, what are the benefits of high intensity interval training? Why should you do it?

Why Do High Intensity Interval Training?

In today's world, it is not easy to take out time for working out. At the end of the day, we are so tired that there is no way we could spend over an hour on exercise. This leads us to get lazy and thus, become prone to diseases and obesity. For those who live a life filled with lots of stress and work, high intensity interval training is a great way to squeeze in all the workout benefits in a very small time frame.

Save Time

Since you are putting all your energy in a matter of a few seconds and resting for an even lesser time, high intensity interval training helps you save a lot of time. You can get the same level of output from a high intensity interval training workout of 20 minutes as you would get from the same set of exercises performed in regular passion for an hour. If you are a busy person, this training method is for you.

Burn Fat

Fat loss is the reason why people workout and high intensity interval training is a great way to burn fat and build muscle in its place. Do weight training along with this training to preserve your muscles and also lose fat.

Build Muscle and Increase Metabolism

• You build muscle – high intensity interval training puts your muscles at their extremes which causes them to grow. Regular practice will lead to toned and nice muscles.
• It increases metabolism – high intensity interval training is very challenging and intense. Through regular practice, you will see an improvement in the metabolism of your body.

Further Information

http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_intensity_training