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10 Fun Facts about High-Intensity Interval Workouts

10 Fun Facts about High-Intensity Interval Workouts

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Here are 10 things you might not have known about high-intensity interval workouts:

  1. One of the founding concepts is Tabata training (20 seconds of high-intensity activity followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated 8 times for a total of 4 minutes).
  2. Can double your metabolic rate in only 30 minutes.
  3. Has a profound effect on short-term, post-exercise metabolism. Think more calories burned for longer periods of time!
  4. Can benefit even well-conditioned athletes.
  5. Leads to drastic training improvements in shorter amounts of time.
  6. Each set can be made up of the same exercise, or the sets can be varied.
  7. Great for busy people – maximum efficiency, in a minimal amount of time.
  8. Burns fat more effectively than traditional aerobic workouts.
  9. May help prevent Type 2 diabetes.
  10. Reduced cardiovascular disease indicators in adolescents.

My personal training philosophy is built upon the principles of high intensity interval workouts. If you’d like to learn more, give me a call. I’d be happy to discuss how this method can benefit your workout routine!

Note: To read more about the topics above, click these links – Tabata Training Proves Effective, Tabata Exercise, and High-Intensity Interval Training.

 

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