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Why is Interval Training Good?
- It is less time-consuming: You can work yourself just as hard in 30 minutes doing HIT than doing 1 hour or normal low-intensity training
- It will even help you build up your endurance faster than long-duration cardio!
- It burns more calories than low intensity training, meaning you can burn more fat in shorter workouts.
- Higher intensities stimulate your metabolism far more AFTER the workouts than lower intensity training. This means you continue to burn calories and fat for long periods after you’re done training
- It combats monotony
By challenging both your aerobic and anaerobic systems simultaneously you’re improving the calorie-burning abilities of your body. HIT can also be highly beneficial for adding new muscle which in turn will help speed up your metabolism. Remember, the more muscle you have, the more calories you’ll burn (even doing nothing!)