By Cézanne Youmazzo – Fitness Director and Personal Trainer
One of the major keys to losing weight is balancing hormones.
A surprising way to do that is HIIT training. I have witnessed many of our members change their bodies quickly by using this type of training.
HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training, which refers to short bursts of intense exercise alternating with low-intensity recovery periods.
After warming up, push yourself with bursts of high intensity movements such as squat jumps, burpees etc., then pull back the intensity to a steady state such as body squats, lunges, pushups. Burst…then pull back, and repeat. The key to HIIT work is the intensity… It’s all about working out smarter, not longer.
This type of training will help burn the fat on your body, including your belly, in the fastest time. HIIT workouts push you out of your comfort zone, and that’s when change starts to happen…in your workouts, your body, and your weight.
A good HIIT workout can reduce weight and waist circumference, slow the aging process, boost growth hormone, improve brain function, and increase metabolism for hours after exercise.
Simply put, HIIT is much more than just a tool to lose weight. Not only does this type of interval training save you time working out, but studies show that it also provides hormonal benefits that you can’t get from other exercises. HIIT provides an impressive boost of human growth hormone, also called the “Fountain of Youth hormone.” When you’re younger, you release ample amounts of HGH, but as you age, your HGH levels decrease.
This approach to training can be used with any type of cardio. So if you’re looking to get or stay lean, take the boredom out of your workouts and achieve peak performance, try HIIT training 1-3 times per week.
Small Group Training and Group Ex Classes offered at the Paseo Club that are HIIT based:
TRIBEFIT & TRIBELIFE
Greatest Results Transformation Challenge
Cardio and Core