5 Surprising Reasons You Need HIIT Workouts In Your Life!By Katrina Scott on
You girls know HIIT is one of our favorite workouts ever. It’s quick, efficient, and one of THE best ways to boost your metabolism and tone it up when you're short on time. Perfect for a busy babe like you!
We have TONS of HIIT for you in Studio Tone It Up and in your Daily Moves! And today we're breakin' down all the amazing benefits behind it ~ so let's HIIT it girl! 😉
So What Is HIIT Exactly?
HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training, and it’s one of the most effective AND efficient workouts you can do. The idea is simple: alternate intense bursts of activity with fixed periods of rest or active recovery. That might look like 45 seconds of burpees followed by 15 seconds of rest (love you Chyna!) or a 1-minute sprint followed by a 2-minute walk. Then rinse and repeat!
The result: HIIT training gets your heart rate up FAST, and burns more energy than if you were to stick to steady-state cardio alone. How?! Because of the high-intensity nature of HIIT, it creates an oxygen debt within your body. So even after you’ve crushed your workout and you’re back to your regularly scheduled boss babe activities, your bod is still workin’ hard to restore the oxygen debt you created.
This process is called excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), also known as the after-burn effect, and it can add up to 15% to your total energy burn for that sweat sesh! Shorter workouts, big time benefits! Here are a few more reasons we love to HIIT it!
5 Reasons We Love HIIT~
Slashes your workout time in half
Running not your thing? HIIT it instead! You’ll get the same fat-burning and cardiovascular benefits of traditional endurance exercise....but in way less time.
Supercharges your metabolism
Commit to HIIT and your metabolic rate will be boosted for HOURS after your workout. It all comes back to that amazing after-burn effect!
Boosts your endurance
Want to improve your athletic performance, crush your next race, or kill it in those spin class sprints? HIIT has been shown to boost your VO2 max, aka your muscles’ ability to use oxygen, faster than steady-state cardio so you can rock whatever challenge comes your way!
Helps your heart 💗
Protecting your heart is everything. HIIT has been shown to reduce your heart rate and blood pressure and lower blood sugar and insulin resistance.
HIIT it anytime, anywhere!
No machines or weights? HIIT is the perfect workout to do with just your bodyweight! Download the Studio Tone It Up app and check out the ‘HIIT’ section On Demand! Plus, HIIT workouts fly by because the moves are high-energy and varied. Pro tip: Use your rest periods for booty bumps and high fives! 🍑🙏
4 Workouts to HIIT It Hard!
You girls love this heart-pumping HIIT routine and we do too! Grab a girlfriend and get ready to look AND feel your best!
This routine tones your total body, boosts your heart rate, and majorlyyyy ignites your metabolism. And we’ve seriously never laughed so much on set!
Yes, there will be burpees! Our girl Chyna can’t resist! Join your Studio Tone It Up trainer and her girls Stef and Tori for this high-energy cardio abs routine.
Did we mention HIIT workouts can be seriously quick?! We team up for this total-body scorcher that will rev your metabolism in less than 10 minutes!