Will High Intensity Exercise Help You To Lose Weight?

By Howe Russ

People are always looking for quicker, more effective answers to the age old question of how to lose weight and HIIT is one of the methods which has sprung into the limelight over the last decade. Many trainers recommend high intensity interval training as their 'secret weapon' against fat loss and today we shall look at it with you.

This training method was first adopted by sports coaches to help athletes with performance related goals and as more and more people caught on to it's fat loss benefits it began to make the transition into popular culture. It is now one of the most used training methods in gyms around the world. Today we'll explain what it is and how to use it correctly.

In addition we will give you a few dieting tips to help you get more from your hard work in the gym. By putting a good HIIT routine alongside the simple basics of a good diet plan you will reap the rewards most people spend their lives trying to achieve.
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We know far more about exercise than we did two or three decades ago. As a result, we are regularly discovering methods which are more effective than what came before them and making results far easier to come by than they used to be in the past.

This also acts as a double edged sword, of course, and quite often people can feel a little overwhelmed at the sheer volume of information and different methods at their fingertips. So today we aim to clear some of that unnecessary confusion for you.

So, let's answer the question you all want to know. Is high intensity interval training better for burning fat than normal cardio exercise or not?

There is a large body of scientific research which tells us it is. That's not to say steady state cardio exercise does not have it's benefits, because it certainly does, but science suggests that this method of training is more effective when it comes to losing unwanted body fat. It also livens up your workouts and takes far less time.

So what is interval training anyway? It's made up of two stages, a moderate bout of exercise and a short burst of maximum intensity exercise. The constant change wreaks havoc on your body's ability to cope with the work it's being subjected to and it's shown to bring about fantastic improvements in your fitness. But what is the best time zones for each interval?

A recent scientific study in Canada found that the optimal interval split between moderate and high intensity for fat loss was a four minute moderate pace followed by a thirty second burst of maximum intensity, repeated for a total of thirty minutes three times per week.

You could be looking at those results now and thinking to yourself that four minutes of recovery time between bursts seems like quite a lot. Those four minutes allow you to hit each bout of intensity with your maximum effort, therefore resulting in superior workouts.

It is also important that you don't forget that exercise will only get you part of the way to your destination. You will also need to adhere to a decent diet and a good intake of water each day. If you're lost with this aspect of your plan today's featured video will take you through it.

Most people don't know how to lose weight simply because they can't find the facts in the sea of information in front of them. It's easy to get lost. HIIT is a very effective form of exercise for burning unwanted body fat and now that you know the optimal levels we recommend you give it a try the next time you visit the gym.

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