Interval training and the importance of oxygen consumption during exercise are becoming more mainstream every day.

In 2019, there will be more and more information and technology available to help the general population utilize this type of training and measure their overall oxygen consumption and increase fitness levels.

It was once believed that VO2 Max training was only for athletes. Today it is more mainstream and the importance and benefits of such training can be seen across all fitness and performance levels.

Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training For Fat Burn

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is becoming more and more popular in the fitness industry and there’s good reason as to why. Not only are HIIT workouts more efficient, lasting for as little as 20 minutes, but they are also fun.

The HIIT directly affecting the way your body consumes and utilizes oxygen to create energy over time. Working through high to low intervals repeatedly will cause your heart and the rest of your cardiovascular system to become more efficient. This format needs to be put in to your fitness routine and implemented into your training.

You will begin to utilize energy more efficiently and will begin to burn more calories over shorter periods of time. Thus, efficiency isn’t only in the duration of the workout itself, but in the affect that it can have physiologically to those who participate in this kind of training.

During a HIIT training workouts, many see an increase in the overall number of calories burned, an increased in the number of calories burned after training (“EPOC”, which stands for excess post-exercise oxygen consumption), as well as the overall improvement of their metabolism.

Implementing HIIT Training That Will Improve Aerobic Output

HIIT training can be implemented in many ways. This is one of the many things that is so great about this style of interval training. Cardio workouts can done with this method whether you want to cycle, run/jog, swim, or strength train. HIIT is a great way to train and get great results.

Choosing which mode of training to use, how you will exercise, will depend greatly on your goals, fitness level. Also consider any other health conditions you may have.

Include interval cardio fitness workouts each week for best results

An interval during training can range anywhere from 20 seconds to 5 minutes of high-intensity work with alternating low intensity bouts with similar ranges.  The variables that go into the creation of specific workouts are endless. The amount of time in recovery or lower intervals will reflect the intensity and how hard you are working in your high-intensity bouts.

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The information in this article and our philosophy of the importance of interval training is based on the information found in the peer-reviewed study “Two weeks of high-intensity aerobic interval training increases the capacity for fat oxidation during exercise in women,” which can be found at:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17170203/

For more information on HIIT Training and the benefits that can be gained by including this format into your routine, please further your reading at:  https://www.acsm.org/docs/brochures/high-intensity-interval-training.pdf