FIT45 – What is it?
FIT45 is a 45 minute fun, interval training workout using both equipment and body weight exercises to create a training effect for the whole body. A circuit type workout, with each station timed to ensure an even workload, all body systems will be challenged to ensure great results.
Why Interval Training?
Current research recommends that unless you’re training for a running event or marathon, interval training is the most beneficial form of training to get results. Gone are the days of running endlessly on a treadmill to burn calories. A recent study investigated the effects of calorie expenditure and fat loss and found that although fewer calories were burnt during the actual high intensity interval workout than running on a treadmill (steady state exercise), the high intensity interval program produced more fat loss than steady state exercise overall. Additionally, the study concluded that the high intensity interval workout helped build muscle. Researchers concluded that not only does high intensity interval burn more fat over the duration of the day, but it also builds more muscle and improves metabolic function. 1
Benefits of Interval Training
Cardiovascular health and endurance:
By pushing your heart rate high during periods of intense work, you’ll be able to increase your cardiovascular ability and strengthen your heart. During the short rest intervals, you work on recovering more quickly and needing less time to rest. This is how you build stamina over time and increase your ability to perform physical exercises more effectively. 1
Calorie burning and fat loss:
As your body uses more oxygen to bring itself back into a resting state, more calories are burned in the process, even while you are done working out. This means you continue to experience benefits and fat loss during the remainder of your day following a high intensity interval workout. Intense interval training circuits also stimulate muscle-building hormones while simultaneously using up calories and burning fat. 1
Who is FIT45 for?
Anyone can do a FIT45 workout. If you aren’t already exercising, then it’s best to start slowly, work out responsibly and ease into this type of training to avoid injury. Those with an established level of fitness can challenge themselves at each workout by doing more repetitions, using heavier equipment and a bigger range of motion.
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1 HIIT Information sourced from http://draxe.com/hiit-workouts/)