HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT) IS FOUND TO INCREASE YOUR METABOLISM FOR 24 TO SOMETIMES 48 HOURS AFTER A WORKOUT, VERSUS SUSTAINED AEROBIC ACTIVITY LASTING FOR THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME...HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING INVOLVES SHORTER INTERVALS OF MAXIMUM INTENSITY EXERCISE, FOLLOWED BY LONGER PERIODS OF LOW OR MODERATE INTENSITY EXERCISE...ALTHOUGH THIS KIND OF ANAEROBIC TRAINING THAT PUSHES YOUR BODY PAST YOUR LIMITS AT TIMES, CAN BE EXTREMELY VIGOROUS, YOU WILL NEED TO CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE ENTERING INTO THIS SUPER FAT BURNING, LEAN MUSCLE TISSUE BUILDING, TRAINING...

WHETHER YOU ARE PERFORMING AEROBIC EXERCISE FOR 20 MINUTES OR 60 MINUTES EVERY TIME YOU HIT THE GYM, YOUR HEART AND LUNGES WILL EVENTUALLY GET STRONGER AND STRONGER REQUIRING YOU TO PERFORM LONGER PERIODS OF AEROBIC EXERCISE WITH EACH SESSION FOR ADDITIONAL PHYSIOLOGICAL RESULTS...WHY??? BECAUSE YOUR BODY'S FAT BURNING SYSTEM BECOMES ADJUSTED TO THE WORK AND STOPS UTILIZING THOSE FAT STORES UNTIL A CHANGE IN YOUR WORKOUT OCCURS...DOES THIS MEAN THAT YOU HAVE TO DEVOTE EVEN LONGER HOURS AT THE GYM??? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!  THIS CONSTANT INCREASE IN YOUR AEROBIC WORKOUTS WILL FORCE YOUR BODY TO EVENTUALLY GIVE WAY TO NOT ONLY BURNING FAT, BUT BURNING MUCH NEEDED LEAN MUSCLE TISSUE...THE FINAL RESULTS...A WEAKER METABOLISM...

THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IN MY INDOOR CYCLING CLASSES...TODAY, FOR INSTANCE...MY STUDENTS AND I ROCKED THE HOUSE WITH MY INTERVAL X 4 WORKOUT (CLICK HERE FOR PLAYLIST)...AFTER A SLOW AND STEADY WARM UP, WE PERFORMED 4 HIGH INTENSITY INTERVALS...ALL 4 STARTED ON A FLAT ROAD, THEN HIT THE MUDDY DITCH, FOLLOWED BY CLIMBING HILLS AND MOUNTAINS, AND ENDING WITH A STRONG SURGE UP THOSE SAME HILLS AND MOUNTAINS, UNTIL OUR ANAEROBIC THRESHOLD WAS UTILIZED...HOW DID WE MAINTAIN SUCH A VIGOROUS WORKOUT 4 TIMES??? THE FOCUS WAS ON MAKING THE RECOVERY PERIODS OF EACH INTERVAL JUST AS EFFECTIVE AS THE HIGH INTENSITY PERIODS...AFTER ALL, IF YOUR RECOVERY ALLOWS YOU TO GRAB ONTO MUCH NEEDED OXYGEN, THEN YOUR PERIODS OF HIGH ENERGY WORK WILL BE EASIER TO OBTAIN...IT TAKES APPROXIMATELY 5 CALORIES TO CONSUME ONE LITER OF OXYGEN...PLUS...HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING BUILDS LEAN MUSCLE TISSUE FASTER THAN STEADY STATE TRAINING BECAUSE, THE HARDER YOUR MUSCLES WORK, THE MORE OXYGEN YOUR MUSCLES REQUIRE...THAT BEING SAID,.DO NOT FEEL AS IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THESE CLASSES IF YOU ARE ATTEMPTING CYCLING FOR THE FIRST TIME OR HAVE BEEN ADVISED NOT TO BY YOUR DOCTOR... HIIT IS NOT FOR EVERYONE... BUT, YOU CAN STILL PARTICIPATE IN THESE INDOOR CYCLING CLASSES BY MAKING THE APPROPRIATE ADJUSTMENTS TO YOUR TENSION AND SPEED AS YOUR INSTRUCTOR SHOULD BE FREQUENTLY ADVISING...MOST INDIVIDUALS THOUGH CAN DO A LOT MORE IN THESE CLASSES THAN THEY THINK....AND THEY DO...
 





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