Optimal fat loss: HIIT Training and the Afterburn Effect

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.

Say goodbye to long walks and ‘magic’ weight loss shakes and say hello to Marc Perry (CSCS, CPT) from BuiltLean, and David Tao from Greatist.com:

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!

The Complete Guide to Interval Training

More Health and Fitness News & Tips at Greatist.

6 Responses to Optimal fat loss: HIIT Training and the Afterburn Effect

  1. Ken Wong says:

    Hi Chris,
    thanks heaps for posting the article. I’ve read about interval training before and do some on the stationaryy training bike, but this looks really good and more ideas and activities. BTW, great site.

  2. Chuck Herbstreith says:

    This will absolutely help me with my training because I have so little time. Super informative. Awesome, coach Carter! Thank You!

  3. Guillermo Estrada says:

    Hey you Chris ! :
    This is an excellent article.

    Thank you

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