One of the most efficient programs for fat loss is high intensity personal training. High intensity training is a program that combines short burst of high intensity movements followed by a longer period with slower, far less intense movement. For example, if you’re on a treadmill, you’ll go at for a period of anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. This type of training is also called burst training, interval training or high intensity training. The key is maximizing your heart rate during those bursts of intense training.
Your body responds to the intermitted burst of exercise by creating a metabolic response, but unlike many forms of exercise where you go at a continuous pace for as long as 40 minutes to an hour, it boosts the metabolism, burning fat, for as long as 24-48 hours after you finish. That creates more fat loss than normal exercise. Several studies show that 20 minutes of interval training creates fat loss that is as much as three times that of 40 minutes of continuous steady paced training.
One reason many people turn to personal training is to insure they schedule in exercise time. A personal trainer can also provide additional benefits for busy people, such as show them ways to exercise that won’t take hours from their schedule. One of these is high intensity training. A trainer will help you identify your maximum workout level then create a program that helps you reach it for short bursts, then back off to a slower pace. While you might only work out for 15 minutes, you’ll get the same benefits of someone that did their normal hour workout on a treadmill and have more fat loss in the process.
High intensity interval training has proven to help lose weight, but keep muscle mass. Most cardio training doesn’t discriminate on the type of tissue you lose. People who do traditional cardio training, without doing any other type of training, such as weights, often lose muscle mass right along with their fat loss. Burst—high intensity training—doesn’t do this. Instead, you’ll see mostly fat loss, just as you would with weight training—only you’ll get cardio benefits too!
High intensity training doesn’t require a lot of equipment. While equipment makes it easier to control, a personal trainer can show you ways to do it when you don’t have access to a gym.
High intensity training is fun and challenging. It’s hard, but it’s short and sweet so you won’t ever find yourself bored.
You’ll get heart health benefits from high intensity training, while you lose fat tissue. While you might jog to lose weight and keep your heart healthy, you’ll accomplish more fat loss and do it quicker with high intensity training.
You’ll improve your aerobic capacity in shorter time. A recent study showed that two weeks of high intensity training improved subjects’ aerobic capacity as much as six to eight weeks of traditional endurance training.