Do you want to boost your metabolism?
Which workout modality is the best bang for your buck for calorie burn and fat loss?
Modern studies and data now show that HIIT and strength training outpace cardio for fat loss and calorie burn.
How can this be?
Well, the endpoint for most studies was always weight loss and NOT fat loss.
How many times have you heard someone say they want to lose fat and then get toned? The truth is, you can double the speed of this result by doing both at the same time.
Work smarter not harder.
Here is how it works and why.
When we engage in cardio workouts we increase our heart rate and body temperature and accelerate calorie burn. The problem is, once we stop, it's not long after that our heart rate goes back to normal, our body cools down, and the calorie burn all but halts.
In contrast, when you engage in a HIIT workout or strength train, you raise your heart rate and body temp--and continue to burn for up to 72 hours!
It's called "afterburn," or, to use the more technical term, Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption.
Studies have shown that participants spending one hour working their muscles to failure can burn up to an additional 150 calories in afterburn.
In addition, new muscle burns more at rest than fat. For every 1lb of muscle, we gain our bodies burn 6 additional calories per hour.
In fact, muscle even burns slightly more calories than fat at rest, thus raising your basal metabolic rate. So, if you want to give yourself a little metabolic boost and accelerate your fat loss, mix and match some HIIT and strength training into your routine and watch your body transform as you LET IT BURN!
A great way to raise your metabolic rate is to perform HIIT at fitness stations! Try it outside with us at Frigid Fit on Saturday, February 25!