The basic principle in fat-loss is to burn more calories than you are taking in, and Cardiovascular exercise is were it’s at. When it comes to some of the ultimate in fat burning, High Intensity Interval Training, H.I.I.T. is a powerful and proven effective method. Forcing you to dig down deep, prepare to sweat, groan, and feel the fat practically melt off in no time. Are you ready?
H.I.I.T combines short, intense intervals of training with periods of moderate ones. It can be used in a variety of methods, but for cardio the eliptical remains my personal favorite. For starters it’s much easier on the ankles than say, a treadmill.
COMPLETE NOT COMPETE
If your new to H.I.I.T start off small and work your way up. The goal is to finish, so go at your own pace.
- Get familiar with your keyboard.
Above is a BH Fitness Elliptical x8. By far my favorite to date, I’ve gotten to know this bad boy quite well. Once you start peddling the keyboard lights up and it will prompt you to enter your weight.
- Select your workout – Practice perhaps with RANDOM, and move to HILL.
- Choose your level.
A typical H.I.I.T routine, after a sufficient warm up period of usually around 3 – 5 minutes, alternate between 30 second bursts and 1 – 1/2 minute lighter periods. Always allow for a “cool down” period of at least 3 minutes.
- H.I.I.T workouts are highly efficient being no longer than 30 minutes. Excellent for the person on the go.
- Shown to increase endurance
- Serious fat burners
For more on the benefits of cardio visit ACEfitness.org
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