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3 Reasons to Take Advantage of High Intensity Interval Workouts (HIIT)


Intensity Interval Workouts
Intensity Interval Workouts

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?

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Why Cycling Tones the Whole Body


Cycling Tones
Cycling Tones

Riding a bicycle is known to provide a wide array of health benefits, including improving cardiovascular function and lowering stress levels. One of the most powerful benefits of cycling on the body, though, is that it tones so many muscles at once.

Cycling tones:

The Core Muscles

When a person maintains proper posture while cycling, they must work their back and abdominal muscles. Holding healthy posture while the limbs are moving requires extra work, forcing the fine muscles in this part of the body to get stronger and tighter. As a result, one of the benefits of cycling can be a great compliment to exercises like crunches when it comes to trimming the waistline.

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Do You Need to HIIT or Keep It Steady?


High-Intensity Interval Training
High-Intensity Interval Training

We all want to reap the benefits of cardiovascular exercise. No matter what modality you prefer, elevating your heart rate is important. It can reduce belly fat, promote brain growth, prevent stress, promote focus, interrupt anxiety, and regulate depression. Often times, we think of cardiovascular training as super-long runs that take up half the day and leave us completely wasted afterwards. While there’s a point and purpose to that kind of steady-state training, it’s not the only way to get a good workout in.

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