I often get asked what I believe to be the absolute best training technique one can incorporate to reach their physique goals. While there are many effective training techniques that should be used for optimal results, the one technique that could have the greatest impact on reaching your physique goals is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
HIIT has become a widespread phenomenon in recent years and has some valid research to prove its effectiveness. Here are some key reasons HIIT might be the best training technique EVER:
The pain only lasts a few seconds...HIIT is performed in short 10-60 second periods of all-out, max effort and followed by rest periods ranging anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes.
Just 5 minutes of HIIT can be just as effective as a standard 30-60 minute aerobic/cardio session.
HIIT may be significantly better for maintaining lean body mass versus traditional cardio.
HIIT is effective and only needs to be used 2-3 times per week
Many studies show HIIT’s ability to increase fat oxidation (burning) rates,
several hours after the training session has ended (aka Afterburn)!
As you can see, HIIT not only significantly improves cardiovascular function, increases fat oxidation (even after you’re done working out) and helps you get lean while holding on to your hard earned muscle mass, but it does all of that in 1/10th the time of traditional cardio (per session) and doesn't have to be done more than 2 or 3 times a week!
Incorporating HIIT into your weekly routine is a no brainer! More results, faster, and in far less than half the time commitment.