High intensity interval training (HIIT) is used by many athletes, both professional and amateur, as well as those training for weight loss or better health. There are many studies showing it’s effectiveness. Have you ever wondered why interval training is so effective or about different HIIT programs? This infographic may answer all of your questions about it.
Some interesting points:
- calorie burning lasts up to 48 hours after completing a training session
- HIIT boosts metabolism
- HIIT taxes both your aerobic and anaerobic systems
- 27 minutes of HIIT 3 times a week has been shown to be as effective as 60 minutes of regular exercise 5 times a week
- there are many HIIT programs including the Tabata method that only takes 4 minutes!
Thanks to Greatist for the infographic.
What do you think about interval training? Do you do interval training? Please leave your comments.