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Is HIIT the Only Workout You Need?

It’s a few months into the new years and already your New Years resolutions have been broken or forgotten. And that’s to be expected. Most resolutions are made to be broken, it’s an aspect of shooting for the stars so you can land on the moon. But when these resolutions have to do with weight loss and exercise, breaking them might result in more than just a bruised ego. That’s why it’s so important to find a workout regiment that’s built for the modern life, and more specifically, your life. Most workouts call for carving out huge chunks out of your day to go to the gym. Whether it’s cycling, weight lifting, or
Zoomba, what should take and hour and a half can end up taking three or more hours out of your day. All the hassles and time drains add up, and going to the gym seems like an Olympic event in itself. As the starting cost creeps higher and higher it becomes harder and harder to make yourself go, no matter how much you want it.

What about a workout that compresses those hours of exercise into a convenient, time-efficient training regiment. You’re in and out in less than an hour and you feel better, healthier, and look forward to your next workout.

HIIT (also known as High-Intensity Interval Training) provides just that. It takes away out all the unnecessary junk and time-wasting rituals of other exercise regiments and leaves just the meat. A good analogy would be an NFL game. An average game can take hours even though there are only 13 minutes of actual playtime. HIIT takes out all the commercial breaks and timeouts, leaving you with just the workout. So can get in, get shredded, and get on with your day. The high intensity of this workout also provides its own unique benefits, not found in other exercise regiments.

Studies have shown that because it’s intensity, HIIT exercises trigger a much greater human growth hormone response. This facilitates both recovery time, burns fat, and increases muscle growth. HGH (as it is commonly known) is also colloquially known as the youth hormone. It’s used by Hollywood stars and beauty models to maintain low body fat and keep skin looking healthy and youthful into old age. A casual look at any beauty magazine or celebrity magazine will show the amazing benefits of HGH. But the real stuff can cost you thousands and can lead to unexpected complications. The best way to get HGH is to make it yourself, by engaging in strenuous exercise.

Part of the reason men age better than a woman is their maintenance of physical activity into middle age. When measured via blood tests, middle-aged men who are physically active have a much younger HGH profile than sedentary men of the same age range and it shows with their better skin, lower body fat, and higher energy level.



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