High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) exercises multiple muscle groups, resulting in a more efficient metabolism. HIIT is more effective for fat burning and is less time consuming than typical endurance activities, such as running, cycling, and swimming. By exercising different muscle groups, the body continues to burn fat while it recovers from the previous exercise session.
HIIT increases the resting metabolic rate (RMR) for the following 24 hours due to excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, and may improve maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max) more effectively than doing only traditional, long aerobic workouts.
High-intensity interval training has also been shown to improve athletic performance. For well-trained athletes, improvements in performance can become difficult to attain and increases in training volume can potentially yield no improvements. Previous research would suggest that, for athletes who are already trained, improvements in endurance performance can be achieved through high-intensity interval training.
Our Total Body Fitness Fitness classes include High Intensity Interval Training on Tuesday nights at 7 pm and Saturday mornings at 10 am. Classes are held at the Pacific Campus Outpatient PT Gym. Come check it out!