Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Exercising is important for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with plenty of different options, how do you pick a good workout routine?

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

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

The harder you try during intervals, the more efficient your body becomes at burning calories—both during and after your workout.

Want to try a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s Mankato.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT workouts are short and are convenient for your routine. Even better is how your body acts after you’re done.

These classes spark afterburn by increasing your metabolic rate. Simply put, you keep burning calories after ending your workout—even while relaxing on the couch!

HIIT routines build muscle and speed up your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for extended periods of time.

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories in less time
  2. Creates endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular functions
  4. Improves blood vessel capacity
  5. Promotes blood sugar regulation
  6. Increases oxygen use
  7. Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Negates age-related muscle decline
  9. Stimulates human growth hormone generation
  10. Expands 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 by a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve developed a basic yet effective HIIT workout you can do in your living room. And you don’t need any equipment!

Do 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, build 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 likable and effective workout? Check out group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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