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HIIT – Advanced Concepts And Strategies

HIIT – Advanced Concepts And Strategies
24 Sep

HIIT – Advanced Concepts And Strategies

Cardio Acceleration

If you’re feeling absolutely mad and you’re willing to engage in a truly brutal  workout, then consider ‘cardio acceleration’. Here, you perform a regular weight lifting workout and use sets and repetitions of exercises. The difference is that you’re not going to take the 1-minute rest in between as usual. Instead, you’ll perform high intensity cardio in between each set. This will diminish your strength slightly but it also improves circulation and ensures that you’re burning a huge number of
calories for a resistance workout.

Concurrent Training

This simply means that you’re combining both resistance work (such as weights) and cardio. An example is the kettlebell swing which can be performed for a long sequence but which requires you to move a heavy weight.

Concurrent training burns more calories than regular CV because it makes you use your fast twitch muscle fiber. At the same time, it also lets you increase the challenge for your muscles and stimulate growth. This protects you against the muscle deterioration that can be caused by normal CV and it also makes your body more metabolically active subsequently.

Fasted Cardio

This is a type of cardio that you perform just before you have breakfast. This means that your body is in a fasted state as you won’t have eaten during the night. By morning, you will have low blood sugar and low glycogen stores, meaning that your body has to work extra hard to get the energy it needs from fat. This has been shown to burn a lot more calories than regular exercise, though you should be cautious as it can also burn muscle.

Carb Backloading

Carb backloading is an eating strategy that involves eating right after you have
engaged in high intensity exercise. This is a perfect match for your HIIT workouts, because it will allow you to direct the energy you consume to your muscles to restore glycogen stores instead of letting it be stored as fat. A lot of modern workout and diet regimes recommend that you only eat carbs after HIIT workouts and this is a very effective way to encourage weight loss. Definitely worth a try!

These advanced concepts and strategies will assist you in your HIIT training,

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