For whatever reason, it can be all too easy to put off that workout for another day. But whatever that reason may be, it is still highly recommended that adults between the ages of 19 and 64 should get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise every week, which is the equivalent to about a half an hour of brisk walking or cycling five times a week. While this may not necessarily sound like a tremendous amount of exercise, research has gone to show that we can actually do even less exercise and while still maintaining a great level of fitness. How? With the use of high intensity interval training (HIIT).
Imagine: You’re tying your workout shoes, and the thought crosses your mind that you really should start doing high intensity workouts. That thought quickly turns to doubt that you can even push yourself hard enough to make it worth it.
But it’s not just driven athletes or crazy exercise enthusiasts who can do these high intensity workouts and reap the benefits! Studies are telling us that everyone’s fitness improves with workouts like HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).
Since we want to enjoy these great results, how can we also enjoy the actual workouts that get us there?
Circuit Training is great for stimulating the muscles and spiking the heart rate for maximum fat burning effect. So if you are trying to get rid of body fat and generally want to get in shape, a total body circuit workout does just that!
Circuit workouts are high intensity workouts, preforming one exercise after the other with little, or no rest in between. It targets different muscle groups in one workout including core, upper & lower body as well as cardiovascular and resistance training, working on and improving your strength, power and endurance; spiking the heart rate during the workout equals shredded body fat, giving you that toned physique.