So you want to lose weight to ride up the climbs faster? And improve your fitness and power to the pedals at the same time?
Well, HIIT Training (High Intensity Interval Training) and the Afterburn Effect can help you do just that. I’ve been doing it for years out of habit and a crazy liking for interval training. But, I’ve only recently learned the science behind the benefits!
But don’t let me convince you. Let’s get some experts.
Marc Perry on HIIT Training:
“When most people think of cardio, they think of long, boring jogs, or endless hours on the elliptical. I’ve got good news for you: there’s a method of cardio that takes much less time and is far superior to jogging to help you burn fat. It’s called High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and…read more
David Tao on the Afterburn Effect:
“The so-called “afterburn effect” – which sounds like rocket science and is more officially known as ‘excess post-exercise oxygen consumption’ or EPOC – isn’t new in the world of fitness. Several studies suggest a strong correlation between the number of calories burned post-exercise and the activity’s intensity. read more
Better with the visual stuff?
This infographic from the great people at Greatist.com explains HIIT Training and the Afterburn Effect in simple terms, and provides three training methods to get you started. Enjoy!
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