For those among us who have mastered the art of skilfully finding excuses to begin working out “from next Monday”or who truly believe they don’t have time to get sweaty in the name of health and fitness, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is here to help.
Alternating short bursts of very intense activity with periods of less demanding exercise or complete rest, HIIT, with its 15-minute per day workouts, perfectly complements your tight schedule.
1. Living in the frantic world we have nowadays leaves you with less and less time for working out, we do know that. But a busy schedule by no means should stop anyone from taking care of his or her body.
The effects of only 15 minutes per day of HIIT, three times a week has proven to replace an hour of treadmill jogging. In this way, you can squeeze in the workout in your schedule without major sacrifices. Sounds too easy to be true? A 2011 study discussed at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting has shown that 6 to 8 weeks of endurance training can be replaced by just 2 weeks of high-intensity interval training. How does it work? You can begin, for instance, with running as fast as you can for 1 minute, then walk for 2 minutes. To get more tips & tricks, read the Twist blog.
2. Have you ever dreamt of burning calories even after you have finished the workout? Dream no more. Interval training tricks your body into burning fat in the 24 hours following the high-intensity exercises. This means you can go on read a book,