Hey Rockstar!

H.I.I.T. (High-Intensity Interval Training) is a super effective way to burn fat while maintaining lean muscle. 

Typically a HIIT workout (which can be as short and efficient as 4 minutes – think Tabatas or as long and painful as 60 lol) pairs an intense work period (from 5 seconds to 8 minutes long) performed at 80-95% of your estimated maximal heart rate, with a recovery period that may be equally long but not exceed 40-50% of your maximal heart rate.

Some of the benefits of HIIT include:

  • improving aerobic and anaerobic fitness
  • strengthening the cardiovascular system
  • improving insulin sensitivity (which helps the exercising muscles more readily use glucose for fuel to make energy)
  • challenging the fast-twitch muscle fibers (the ones that are awesome for strength, power and looking lean and mean)
  • reducing abdominal fat and body weight while maintaining muscle mass
  • making you more badass

Here is a link to HIIT workouts on my blog!

-Betty Rocker