Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Exercising is necessary for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with so many different methods, how do you find the best exercise routine?

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

We base our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is verified as the best exercise for losing weight and burning fat. It incorporates all-out effort for a quick burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

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

Curious about trying a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s Albertville.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT workouts are short and are convenient for your life. Even better is how your body acts after class is over.

These exercises lead to afterburn by expanding your metabolic rate. Simply put, you keep burning calories after completing your workout—even while relaxing on the couch!

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

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories more quickly
  2. Creates endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular well-being
  4. Improves blood vessel capacity
  5. Promotes blood sugar regulation
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Reverses age-related muscle decline
  9. Triggers human growth hormone generation
  10. Builds fast-twitch muscles
  11. Promotes 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 made a basic yet effective HIIT workout you can do in your living room. No equipment required!

Complete each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each move. 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 need to burn body fat, build muscle and enhance your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into fast, convenient workouts.

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

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