Top NYC trainer, Ngo Okafor shares his weight loss and fat burning secrets to help you get bikini ready for summer-
We all live very busy lives and it can be difficult to carve out time to workout. Therefore, our workouts have to consise and effective. The solution is High Intensity Interval Training. Top athletes have long known about the benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT)—High-intensity interval training (HIIT), also called high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) or sprint interval training (SIT), is a form of interval training, an exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. HIIT is a form of cardiovascular exercise. Usual HIIT sessions may vary from 4–30 minutes. “These short, intense workouts provide improved athletic capacity and condition as well as improved glucose metabolism”, says top NYC trainer, Ngo Okafor.
The idea is simple: less total time required to make a big change—more bang for your buck. But the perks go far beyond saving time and expediting results—and years of research prove it. So if you’re not already on board with HIIT, read on to get seriously motivated to start doing it.
Ngo Okafor, top NYC trainer gives more benefits of HIIT
HIIT burns more calories during and af The bursts of increased intensity simply increase the caloric expenditure, thus, more total calories are burned aiding in better body composition. Even more: You burn more calories for about two hours after exercise, adding to the greater caloric fire.
HIIT is more enjoyable than low intensity steady-state exercise. Science backs this up. One study found that people reported much greater enjoyment of HIIT over continuous vigorous-intensity exercise and continuous moderate-intensity exercise. But beyond getting a kick out of your workout, you’ll also be more likely to stick to a workout you love.
Next time you’re going for another nice and easy run, pick it up—just for 60 seconds. Studies have found that just one minute of high intensity work on an otherwise not-so-hard workout can boost your endurance and your overall health, seen through measures like improved blood pressure and higher counts of mitochondria, which help fuel your body and brain. And that improved endurance will carry over to your more moderate-intensity runs, rides, and other workouts.