Burst Training Will Increase your Metabolism
One of the culprits behind the differences in people’s body weight is metabolism. Because our metabolism rates differ, some women gain weight faster than others. But there is a way to go around this, and at this point, you shouldn’t be surprised that high-intensity interval training is once again the answer.
In the same conference in the American College of Sports Medicine cited in the first benefit of burst training (shorter workouts), Dr. Michael Bracko, Ed.D., FACSM, said that HIIT (aka, burst training) has the amazing ability to boost one’s metabolism and progress one’s weight loss. During the training, the person will consume more oxygen than usual, compared to steady-state exercise, which boosts metabolism for hours after the workout
You get the same benefits with burst training as you do with regular distance training (such as long, boring hours on a treadmill) — fat loss, increased anaerobic capacity, better muscle tenacity. BUT — you get all these benefits by actually putting in less time.
Plus, even after a burst training workout is over, your body then continues to burn fat. In fact, the effects of a genuine burst training program can last for as long as 48 hours after the exercise. By doing interval training regularly, your body will undergo a continuous cycle of burning fat. On top of the immediate weight loss effects of burst training, you also get to burn your fat without meaning to…even while you sleep.
Studies show that as high as a 450% improvement can happen with your body 24 hours after your workout.
As a busy bride, you might worry that maybe you aren’t losing enough weight or not exercising enough. But because burst training can raise your metabolism, you won’t have to worry as much. After all, you can comfort yourself with the thought that the exercise you did eight hours ago is still working its wonders with your body. Now that’s a comforting thought!
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