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Mar 23, 2017

Get a New Body with High Intensity Interval Training

Routine can get a bit dull even with workouts. The latest trend in exercise is to use HIIT. Not H-I-T, but H-I-I-T which means High Intensity Interval Training. Tonight on Healthy Living, one fitness instructor explains why HIIT is his technique of choice.

 

Marleni Cuellar, Reporting

Fitness trends can change as rapidly as fashion does. Every year there’s an improved technique to shed those pounds and get in shape. If you follow the trends, you’d know that for the past few years the go-to transformation training technique is HIIT. Health and Fitness coach Ed Williams explains why he prefers this specific method.

 

Ed Williams

Ed Williams, Health & Fitness Coach, BodyClinic.Com

“People want results. The desirable results. People want transformation. High Intensity Interval Training is easier than the other type. Exercise falls into two main groups.   Slow State Cardio is when you use to go to the gym and you look on the treadmill and if your height is so much this is your target heart rate and it has something that you hold on to and it gives you your heart rate is to find out your target heart go up to your Target heart rate and stay there for forty-five minutes to an hour and come down.  Studies look deeper into it and the reason why is that when we do this type of workout you don’t burn fat you burn glycogen. So when people say I want to lose weight what they are really saying is I want to lose fat not weight. They want to burn fat because fat is the body’s energy in storage form. It is the only disposable part of the body composition. If your goal is to transform your body in the shortest possible time you want to do HIIT.  What HIIT does, you go and drive your heart rate for thirty seconds. Let’s say for example you’re working with battle ropes and you’re whacking these ropes hard for thirty seconds and then you’re working with a timer and when it goes off, you drop down into a plank and this is what we call active rest so now you’re not doing anything, you’re just stationary and the heart rate is coming back down but we do have some muscles working in your core. And then 30 seconds when the gun go off again you’re back up on the battle ropes whack whack whack as hard as you can. When the buzzer goes off again back down to the plank. Intervals. That’s why we call it intervals. Intervals is this. See. And this is actually what you want to do. When you’re running, if you run hard for sixty meters what you want to dos is stop, slow down and walk that is exactly what HIIT is.”

 

Williams says the best part of engaging in these quick, intense bursts of exercise followed by short resting periods is that you unlock what is referred to as the after burn.

 

Ed Williams

“When you drive your heart rate up, your metabolism naturally goes up. When it’s going up and down constantly like that. That is your body’s cue to release body fat. Now another thing that it does is that we call after burn. So if you notice, 30 minutes of HIIT and you’re don, you don’t have to work out any longer than that. twenty to thirty minutes of HIIT. You won’t be able to do more than that if you are doing it right. The beautiful part of this, your body, your metabolism keeps going up long after you finish. Up to thirty-six hours long after you finish this little twenty to thirty minute workout. Your body is still burning fat.”

 

Because of this after burn, people can spend less time exercising than they use to; and, it can be done anywhere with little to no equipment.

 

Ed Williams

“If you are walking, you can do HIIT whilst walking. All you have to do is map out your area. Let’s say for example some people go walking on the street and use two lamppost lengths. I’ll turn up the heat; pump the arms – like power walking. Give it all you got. Get your heart rate up for two lamppost lengths. Then you take it back to a stroll and let your heart rate come back down but before you let it get all the way down you drive it back up again.”

While Williams contends that any exercise is good exercise Slow Steady or HIIT, for now, and for him and his work with his clients, HIIT is the way to go.

 

Ed Williams

“The human body is like a vehicle. It’s a fine line before putting mileage on your body as oppose to rejuvenating your body. Besides we live in a busy society. Nobody have time to go work out at the gym for two hours four or five days a week and you get minimal results too. This is one case where less is more if you do the right thing….HIIT.”

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