HIIT: An Effective Way to Lose Weight.
Welcome to 2G TV. In today’s episode, we talk about one of the best ways to exercise in order to lose weight. We talk to a lot of people who say they’re putting in the work, they’re exercising, but they’re not quite seeing those changes [they hope to see]. This is what happens when your body hits a plateau. So basically, it’s adapted to the exercises that you’ve been doing.
When might someone hit a plateau?
Let’s say you’ve been running on the treadmill or using the elliptical and you’re doing the same speed or the same resistance for the last three months.
Got you. Or even when it comes to weight training. So, if you’ve been gravitating to the same weights, over and over again – those threes, fives, 10s, 12s – and you’re not progressing your weight. Or you’re doing the same routine for two, three, four months.
So chances are you probably noticed some change at the beginning – you’re seeing results. Things are going pretty awesome, and then you kind of hit a wall, and then the changes slow down and maybe stop.
So how to you kick that plateau?
Well, there are a couple of different things we can do. The most effective way, in our experience, is HIIT. Does anyone know what HIIT means? Nicole, tell them. High-intensity interval training.
When you think of HIIT, you would think of hills. Meaning you’re jacking that heart rate up and then letting it come down. So, you can take almost any form of exercise and turn it into a HIIT workout.
Some examples might include, Tabata or where you’re lifting weights with a minimal rest between your sets.
Or even on cardio equipment – like a treadmill or an elliptical – you can do a HIIT workout.
Why is HIIT one of the most effective ways to lose weight?
HIIT produces a higher calorie burn, first of all, so that’s pretty awesome. Secondly, you can do HIIT anywhere, you don’t have to be in a gym. You can do it at home or in a hotel room – anywhere – and I love HIIT because it can be done in a shorter amount of time.
So, the end result is that you rarely hit those plateaus that sabotage your weight loss.
Now, if you want more information about HIIT training and how it can help you reach your weight loss or fitness goals, make sure that you are part of our Facebook group.
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Thanks guys, see you next time.
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