You may be wondering what the benefits are of interval training might be?
Just to set the scene…..
As an ex elite gymnast the apparatus and skill I specialized in was the vault which is all about short, fast explosive bursts of energy. Back then at a younger age I didn’t realise that this was the same principal behind High Intensity interval training. I guess it’s the reason why my body and mind responds so well to this type of training now.
The benefits of this kind of training are:
Burning Calories And Fat
There has been a lot of research done over the years on the benefits of High Intensity interval training. I won’t get bogged down in the all the scientific jargon behind it except to say that High intensity interval training adapts to the cellular structure of muscles which enables you to increase your endurance while doing exercise. The effect of all that intense exertion kicks your body’s repair cycle into overdrive. Just 15 minutes of High Intensity interval training a day can burn more fat and calories than would normally be achieved over a steady run for an hour.
Increasing Your Metabolism
It helps increase your metabolism due to the fact that you are consuming more oxygen. Studies suggest that the excess oxygen consumed can increases your metabolism from 90 minutes to 144 minutes after interval training. By increasing your metabolism this way you are burning calories at a faster rate up till 24 hours after the workout.
Increasing Heart Health
Due to the fact that with interval training you get regular rests you are able to push yourself to the anaerobic zone where you are out of breath and your heart is pounding. This helps keep a healthy heart and helps the blood pump effectively through your whole body.
These are just a few of the great benefits of High Intensity interval training and you can achieve it with no equipment and you can do it anywhere, anytime.
You don’t need to be a gymnast doing backflips, somersaults and round offs in a gymnasium the way I used to. You can now do High Intensity interval training efficiently and effectively in your own home.