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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Working out is necessary for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with a lot of different options, how do you pick the best fitness routine?

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We model our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is recognized as the best exercise for losing weight and burning fat. It includes an intense effort for a brief burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

The harder you push during intervals, the more productive your body becomes at torching calories—both during and after your workout.

Want to try a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s West Des Moines.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT exercises are fast and work with for your routine. Even better is how your body responds after class is over.

These classes create afterburn by increasing your metabolic rate. Simply put, you continue to burn calories after finishing your workout—even while laying on the couch!

HIIT workouts increase muscle and improve your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for increased periods of time.

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories faster
  2. Creates endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular well-being
  4. Improves blood vessel function
  5. Promotes blood sugar regulation
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Negates age-related muscle decline
  9. Stimulates human growth hormone production
  10. Expands fast-twitch muscles
  11. Benefits brain function
  12. Helps anxiety and depression

Related: What is Strength Training and Why is it Important?

12-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do at Home

Not near a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve created a basic yet effective HIIT workout you can do almost anywhere. No equipment necessary!

Perform each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each set. Repeat this circuit twice.

  1. Jump Squats
  2. Push-ups
  3. Burpees
  4. Alternating Side Lunges
  5. Mountain Climbers
  6. Plank

Related: 6 Reasons Why Farrell’s Nutrition Works!

Lose Weight and Burn Fat with FXB

If you want to burn body fat, add muscle and improve your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into quick, convenient workouts.

Need to get started with a fun and effective workout? Look at group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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