Short, Intense and Effective Workouts
This is my last week of work before summer break which means more flexibility with time. High intensity short duration workouts started as a necessity, but, even with more time during summer break, there’s no reason to stop doing them. The benefits of HIIT workouts are many, they’re fast paced and the variety makes them fun.
Your body continues to burn calories at a higher rate long after you’ve finished your workout.
HIIT also has the benefit of increased excess postexercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). Basically, after cardiovascular exercise and/or weight training, the body continues to need oxygen at a higher rate than before exercising. High-intensity interval exercise disturbs the body’s homeostasis to a greater degree than constant state exercise. The result is more energy is needed after the workout to restore the body’s systems to normal. (Source: ACE Fitness and NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training)
Use this high-intensity workout to get your heart pumping and to crush more calories in less time.
- Don’t skip the warm-up or cool-down.
- Use proper body alignment and good form.
- As you progress and get stronger gradually increase time for each exercise or add another round of the whole circuit.
Turn on your favorite playlist. Turn up the volume.
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See your physician before beginning any exercise program. This web site is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice and supervision of your personal physician. Any application of this or any other workout provided is at the user’s discretion and sole risk.
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