High Intensity Interval Training (Key Facts)

HIIT training has been gaining in popularity over recent years due to requiring very little time. It involves brief bursts of very intense exercise followed by periods of slower, less-demanding work and has been shown to have great benefits. In 2006 Martin Gibala from the McMaster University in Canada conducted a set of experiments that fully exposed the difference between steady cardiovascular exercise like that of a medium intensity workout on a bike or cross trainer and compared it with maximum intensity for a much shorter period of time. In one study he conducted, the participants in the medium intensity group did 50 minutes of exercise compared with just 1 minute in the maximum intensity group. The result were remarkable, as both groups improved at the same rate. The same endurance improvements, same muscular changes, even the same fat loss; and that is with just 1 minute of exercise! Many other studies have proven the benefits of HIIT workouts since the ground breaking 2006 study and have shown that it can be even more beneficial that low or medium intensity exercise due to it’s higher intensity which is why all of our 7 Minute Mornings programmes are designed to work your body out at maximum intensity to get better results in less time.

Short bursts of intense exercise 'better for weight loss' - BBC News:

Bursts of high intensity interval training (Hiit) may be more effective for weight loss than longer less intense workouts, a study suggests. The research, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, analysed results from 36 earlier studies. Although all the participants lost weight, those doing Hiit saw a 28.5% greater weight loss. Read the full article here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47242940

HIIT: Why it might just be a miracle workout:

HIIT is an approach to exercise that people can do in relatively little time, but with oversize benefits. Studies are showing that HIIT is an effective way for older people to build muscle, regulate insulin, cut fat and increase heart function. And for people just starting HIIT, it may take as little as one minute of hard work three times a week to see marked improvements. Perhaps most exciting of all: HIIT seems to be able to turn back the clock on a cellular level, improving the function of mitochondria (the battery cells of the body). And the older you are, the greater its impact, according to studies. Read the full article here: https://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2018/high-intensity-interval-training-workout.html?fbclid=IwAR2WIM0J162yJuxlMl70p0WKkZMpYTNcyIhxaAdhq3fjrwmKwf028ITO1T4

High Intensity Exercise vs Moderate Exercise | The Twinstitute: BBC


How to do HIIT at home - BBC


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High Intensity Training – Horizon: The Truth Behind Exercise – BBC 2

How to get the most out of your exercise time, according to science:

A simple guide to high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, the fitness trend du jour. Read the full article below:

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