Getting in shape doesn't have to take all day. As a matter of fact, when going from flab to fit, shorter, more intense workouts do the trick. Which means, if you're willing to up the intensity of your workouts, you can cut down the amount of time you spend at the gym—drastically.
HIIT to Get Fit
When it comes to building muscle and burning fat, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a recipe for results. Alternating between high, moderate and low intensity outputs, will help boost your metabolism and improve your fitness level because of the constant change of challenge.
Pushing the body to go beyond its comfortable levels of activity burns more calories than longer, slower workouts because the body needs more oxygen to meet the demands placed on it. Then, when you become more efficient at consuming and using oxygen. Your VO2 Max improves right along with your physical attributes and aesthetics.
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Intervals can be used to achieve a variety of training goals. For instance, triathletes can use interval training to improve speed, build strength, and boost performance. Similarly, runners can use intervals to hack their training programs. And, anyone looking to get fit can use interval workouts to ensure better results in less time than traditional, steady state exercise efforts.