Research shows that HIIT (high intensity interval training), burns more calories in 15 minutes than an hour run on a treadmill Not only do you burn double the calories during your HIIT workout, you will burn more calories for the next 24 hours after your HIIT session.
How it works
By pushing your body to its absolute limit while doing cardio, you are starving it of oxygen. This causes your body to ask for more oxygen during recovery. Ever felt your muscles burn during a workout? That is them asking for more oxygen to help them to recover.
Because the oxygen levels have been depleted so rapidly and intensely, your body works twice as hard at putting the oxygen back into your muscles. This continues for the next 24 hours and helps to burn more calories.
How to do it
HIIT workout consists of you pushing your body to the absolute limit for a short period of time, recovering and then repeating. The best way to do this is a burn to rest routine. Push yourself as hard as you can for 1 minute and then rest for 30 seconds. Do this for as long as you possibly can or up until 30 minutes for an intense workout.
Great exercises for HIIT training
· High knees
· Jump Squats