High Intensity Interval Training Workouts (HIIT) – Nothing Melts Fat Off Like These Workouts

The most efficient way to burn fat for men and women is by doing high intensity interval training workouts (HIIT). The days of long, boring and infective cardio workouts are over, or at least significantly reduced in number. Once you add these into your workout routine you will begin seeing results immediately.

High Intensity Interval Trainig

When it comes to “high intensity interval training workouts,” no animal comes to mind quite like the Cheetah. Cheetahs can run a consistent speed for a short period of time up to 65mph and some claim they can reach speeds of 75mph – a prime example of high intensity intervals!

Use High Intensity Interval Training Workouts To Get Your Metabolism Fired Up

Training in high intensity intervals has many advantages over traditional cardio. Among other advantages, one of the most significant is the amount of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) that your body will produce during these types of workouts. The amount of HGH your body produces is a major contributor to the amount of fat burning your body will do.

One Of The Best Fat Torching Workouts – Period.

Here is one of the high intensity interval training workouts that I do. The key to maximizing the effectiveness of these workouts is to get the level of your intensity high, hence the name, right! If you do this workout with the same intensity as you would do any other fat burning workout, you are not going to get the results you could be getting.

  1. Get on a stationary bike and pedal for 3-5 minutes to warm-up.
    Level of intensity = 1 out of 10
  2. Increase the speed and resistance and pedal for 1 minute.
    Level of intensity = 6 out of 10
  3. Reduce speed and resistance and continue pedaling for 1 minute.
    Level of intensity = 2 out of 10
  4. Increase speed and resistance and pedal for 1 minute.
    Level of intensity = 7 out of 10
  5. Reduce speed and resistance and continue pedaling for 1 minute.
    Level of intensity = 3 out of 10

Continue this same progression for 10-15 minutes for your first workout sessions and then you can increase up to 20-30 minutes as you progress. Once you get to about a 3 out of 10 for your “easy” pedaling minute don’t increase that. You should continue to increase your high intensity pedaling minute until you are at a level of 9-10 for the entire minute.

This is one of the most efficient high intensity interval training workouts and will ensure you the best chance at burning fat, but you have to make sure the intensity is there.

Like I said, these are the type of fat burning workouts that I do, but you should feel free to add in your own exercise. A jogging/sprinting workout would work great too.

Positive Effects Even After Your HIIT Training

After your high intensity interval training workouts, while your body is recovering, it is experiencing excess post exercise oxygen consumption, or EPOC which means that it continually needs oxygen. During this stage of recovery the body uses it’s remaining oxygen to convert carbohydrates into energy – in other words, your body continues to burn calories well after your workout.

Although I really like these types of workouts and I feel that they are probably the best when it comes to burning fat, they are not these are not the only solution. When it comes to aerobic vs anaerobic exercise, there are positives and negatives to both. I recommend doing at least some of both.