Fitness Solutions is a locally owned, Trusted Saskatoon Fitness Equipment store, and has had the privilege of serving Residential and Commercial customers for over 30 years. We have the tools and the experience to make your fitness goals a reality. We are here every step of the way to guide and educate you through the process of finding the perfect piece of equipment to make it happen. In our latest article, we share the benefits to using High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) equipment.
Working out for long periods of time can be boring for your body! Switch it up with one of the predicted fitness trends for 2020, High-Intensity Interval Training or 'HIIT' for short.
What is High-Intensity Interval Training?
High-Intensity Interval Training is a training technique that includes short bursts of intense exercise followed by low-intensity recovery periods. There are many benefits of HIIT and here we discuss why your body will thank you after your highly intense workout.
Burn More Calories in a Shorter Time Period
Working out on a treadmill or elliptical is a great option for cardio, however it may take up more of your time to burn calories. You can burn more calories while working out on HIIT equipment due to the short intensity burst followed by brief resting periods. HIIT is meant to get your heart rate up to provide a shorter, more intense workout.
HIIT allows you to burn the same amount of calories, but in a shorter time frame leaving more time in your day for other activities!
Your Metabolic Rate Is Higher for Hours After Exercise
You are done exercising but are still burning calories for hours.. what a dream! According to a Healthline article, several studies have demonstrated HIIT's ability to increase your metabolic rate in the hours following your workout.
One study even showed that just 2 minutes of High-Intensity Interval Training increased metabolism over the next 24 hours, which resulted in additional calories being burned long after the workout.
Gain Muscle with HIIT
If you are just starting to focus on your fitness goals and decide to do High-Intensity Interval Training, you may gain some muscle with HIIT workouts. Muscle mass is typically gained in the areas of your body that are doing the most work which is often in the legs.
It is important to note that you may not gain as much muscle if you have performed weight training.
HIIT Equipment is Perfect For Home: Half The Space of An Elliptical
At Fitness Solutions, we have the tools and the experience to make your fitness goals a reality. Whether it's a treadmill, free weights, racks, elliptical, yoga mat, or paddle board, we are here every step of the way to guide and educate you through the process of finding the perfect piece of equipment to make it happen.