Benefits of HIIT and TABATA

You Won’t Need Equipment

One of the best things about HIIT workouts, is that you really won’t need any sort of equipment to perform most of the exercises that bring you closer to your goals. This is because a large portion of the great routines only require you to use your own body weight. This also helps to make it a lot harder to injure yourself because you aren’t using any free weights that can fall or be dropped on various parts of your body as well as injury as a result of simply bad technique or using too much weight.

Metabolic Efficiency 

Are you looking for a way to keep the gains coming? Studies have proven beyond any doubt that high intensity interval training has a remarkable effect on the fast twitch muscles that tend to work hard and burn up a higher amount of fat than other muscle type. This results in an increased metabolic response that can help you to continue burning fat even when you’re at rest. That means you will lose weight faster, and more efficiently than would normally be possible with traditional workout plans. 

For more info on the ‘Afterburn Effect’ take a read of my recent article ‘Afterburn Effect – Can It Be True?’

Fast and Practical Anywhere

Time is a precious thing and one of the greatest advantages to the HIIT workouts are the small amounts of time that they require. Every person who has ever struggled to become more efficient with their time knows how difficult it can be to keep to a regimented schedule for your exercise program. HIIT can be performed in time periods as little as 4 minutes, and can blast your muscles into the most efficient and effective shape that they have ever reached. This also means that you can take these amazing exercises anywhere you want to go on a business trip, on holiday, in a hotel room or even on a beach.

Try out HIIT and see how you feel, learning some of the benefits on your own.

Benefits of Tabata Workouts

When Dr. Izumi Tabata was working on his version of High Intensity Interval Training called Tabata with the Japanese speed skating team, positive results showed him just how powerful this amazing new technique can really be. The doctor was now tasked with the development of one of the fastest growing workout routines known today. If you’ve been curious about Tabata, you’re probably wondering how this could help you to get those gains that you’ve been hoping to achieve. Here are some notable benefits of adding Tabata to your normal workout routine. 

It Seriously Saves You Time 

If you’ve ever been worried about the amount of time that you have to perform any kind of workout routine, then Tabata is the workout that you want to go for, because any exercise that can be completed in 4 – 6 minutes will be easily managed for almost anyone, and it would be unreasonable to claim that 4 – 6 minutes is a completely unmanageable amount of time. This minor investment has the potential to change your life in a multitude of ways. Its effectiveness coupled with its short duration should make it attainable for nearly everyone, in addition to the fact that short periods will help to keep you from becoming bored with the activities. 

Helps You to Keep Muscle 

Another great aspect of Tabata training is that you will have an easier time holding onto the muscle that you’ve worked so hard to get. One thing that Tabata does extremely well, is let your body know that it needs more muscle to keep you strong and ready to perform intense tasks. The sudden and hefty engagement of your fast twitch muscle fibre often creates massive gains, which will help you to avoid going back to the old days of muscle loss, and this has a very handy side effect of making your muscles into potent fat-burners. 

Fat Loss and Heightened Metabolic Function

Due to the sudden heavy workloads place on your muscles, and the increased size and use of them, Tabata helps you to create a powerful relationship between your muscles and fats that you have stored in your system. This will in turn produce more fat burning even when you are at rest, or going about your day without your workout.

If you want to give Tabata a try then you will find a 10 Part Blog Series that you can simply search for in the Blog Search field or use the TABATA SERIES tab from the categories list and you will find 10 different TABATA workouts.

Also if you want to try a HIIT Session then below you will find a Full Body 10 Minute HIIT Session.

If you don’t already have HIIT and Tabata training in your life then I suggest you start to incorporate it as quickly as you can as the long term benefits are amazing.