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Personally, I have been performing high intensity interval training (HIIT) cardio consistently for well over 3 years now. Yet, even with many hundreds of sessions under my belt, every HIIT workout continues to be a learning experience for me. Within this article, I will break down the main components of an effective HIIT workout and explain some techniques to really step your HIIT workout to the next level!
Interval or High Intesity Interval Training (HIIT) presents a heap of fitness benefits which include better aerobic capacity and more calories burned.
New research demonstrates that a short cardio training session (high intensity interval training, or HIIT) is an efficient and effective alternative to long cardio sessions.
I have just begin HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) cardio. How much more fat should I expect to lose? Also, what have been your experiences with HIIT?
Hey Sally...I've been training with HIIT cardio for about 3 years now. Whilst there was a period in my training where I stopped it altogether to focus on weights, for the last 18 months I've been really consistent with it (3-7 times per week).
Fat wise, studies have shown anywhere from 3-9x more fat relative to steady state exercise. I wrote an article on HIIT training which cites an article that determined 9 times more fat is burnt:
It's hard to say precisely how much more fat you can expect to burn as this obviously depends upon many variables.
My experience with the cardio is, initially it is very tough - mentally and physically. You really test yourself every single time and I am yet to find a tougher (and more excruciating) form of exercise. But if you apply yourself over an extended period of time, you develop a really strong discipline that emanates in other area's of life.