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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Exercising is essential for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with a lot of different methods, how do you pick the best exercise routine?

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We build our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is proven to be the best exercise for losing weight and burning fat. It incorporates heightened effort for a short burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

The harder you push during intervals, the more effective your body becomes at torching calories—both during and after your workout.

Want to try a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s Stillwater.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT classes are quick and fit with for your routine. Even better is how your body acts after you’re done.

These exercises lead to afterburn by raising your metabolic rate. Simply put, you torch calories after completing your workout—even while laying on the couch!

HIIT routines increase muscle and speed up your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for extended periods of time.

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories faster
  2. Builds endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular well-being
  4. Improves blood vessel function
  5. Promotes blood sugar stability
  6. Increases oxygen intake
  7. Decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Negates age-related muscle decline
  9. Stimulates human growth hormone production
  10. Expands fast-twitch muscles
  11. Improves brain function
  12. Fights anxiety and depression

Related: What is Strength Training and Why is it Important?

12-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do at Home

Not near a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve developed an easy-to-follow yet effective HIIT workout you can do at home. No equipment required!

Do each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each movement. Go through this circuit twice.

  1. Jump Squats
  2. Push-ups
  3. Burpees
  4. Alternating Side Lunges
  5. Mountain Climbers
  6. Plank

Related: 6 Reasons Why Farrell’s Nutrition Works!

Lose Weight and Burn Fat with FXB

If you want to burn body fat, add muscle and better your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into fast, convenient workouts.

Looking to get started with a fun and effective workout? Look at group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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