You're truly focused to get it done. You're going to lose the gut & get buff, and you're going to do it fast. You will get fit and sexy and in excellent condition. The only question is how. Is there really a way you can achieve your goals in just a few months?
You need to find a new system. Cardio is boring doesn't excite you and it really never worked that well for you anyway.. Hours in the gym with a personal trainer isn't in the cards either. There's got to be some way to get fit and sexy without giving up on having a life. There is: It is called HIIT.
What in the World is HIIT?
HIIT stands for High-Intensity Interval Training. A HIIT workout involves cycles of short, high-intensity work, followed by short recovery periods. When you work out this way, your heart rate is always changing, going up and down like a roller coaster, from a relatively low level to near your maximum, then back down again. As you can probably imagine, HIIT workouts are tough, but fortunately, they're short.
Typically, a workout entails a warm-up period, several alternating cycles of high- and low-intensity exercise, followed by several minutes of cooling down. The whole workout will usually take 45 minutes or so and should be repeated no more than 3 times a week. This kind of schedule gives your muscles adequate time to recover between workouts.
Compare the HIIT approach to more traditional approaches that feature great activities like jogging for hours, swimming endless laps, and heavy dieting. Short intense workouts are certainly more fun and more likely to fit into your already overcrowded life.
Does HIIT produce?
Several scientific studies have proven that short, high-intensity workouts are more effective for losing fat without losing muscle mass than are high-volume, lower intensity aerobic work-outs like jogging. This is true even though your body burns fat most efficiently during aerobic workouts.
With HIIT, your metabolic rate stays higher between workouts so your body burns more calories overall.
What is a HIIT program like?
At this point, you're probably wondering what a high-intensity interval training session is like. The specifics differ depending on who designed the particular program, but they have a lot of common elements to them. In particular, they usually involve multi-joint movements.
Multi-joint movements are exercises like deadlifts, which call into play multiple muscle groups, instead of curls, which involve a single muscle group. Involving multiple muscle groups help you to move more weight in each repetition thereby making it possible to get a lot done in a short time.
Perhaps the ultimate high-intensity interval training is sprinting. A sprinter's frequent short bursts of extreme movement followed by rest periods is HIIT in a pure form. And if you've ever looked at the physiques on sprinters, you know what kind of results HIIT can deliver .
As time goes on, more experts are beginning to recognize that HIIT is the best way to develop and maintain a strong, fit, sexy body while you strengthen your heart, and burn fat. If you want to hit all your fitness goals and do it fast, developing a flat belly, solid muscles, and a healthy heart, try a HIIT workout plan.