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Is HIIT Training Best Exercise For Weight Loss?

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has become one of the worlds most popular forms of exercise and often cited as the "best way to lose weight" but is this really true? Here's my two cents...


Facts About HIIT:


โœ… You can lose weight doing HIIT daily.

โœ… You can lose weight doing HIIT occasionally.

โœ… You can lose weight NOT doing HIIT, ever.


Why has the world gone mad for HIIT?


โŒ› Workouts Are Shorter (under 30 mins)

๐Ÿ  You can do HIIT at home without any equipment

๐Ÿฅต Feels like a "proper" workout with sweat in all the right places (sometimes the wrong ones too lol)


Potential Cons of HIIT:


๐Ÿฆต Not all knees and hips enjoy jumping about every day

๐Ÿคฎ Pushing ourselves this hard with exercise isn't for everyone

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽ“ Not a great option for Beginners getting started with exercise


Key Factors For Weight Loss:


๐Ÿฅ— What You Eat

๐Ÿ›๏ธ How You Sleep

๐Ÿ‘ฃ Your Daily Movement (away from workouts!)


So if weight loss is your goal right now then focus your energy on these factors instead and it'll bring you far better results with a lot less pain too - YES YOU CAN LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT DOING A SINGLE BURPEE EVER, WOOHOO!



Want to do HIIT?


HIIT is a great way to boost your cardiovascular fitness in a quick, effective workout that you can follow anywhere, anytime with no equipment required.


Just be aware that HIIT is an ADVANCED WORKOUT ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ that should only be attempted if you are already experienced with exercise and have knees and hips that can handle high impact movements like jumping and squatting.



Need a lower impact option?


Try my Low Impact Interval Training (LIIT) programme instead...



All the benefits of interval training but without the jumping and/or dreaded burpee - haha can you tell I'm not a huge fan lol.


Good luck and of course any questions please email frank@fitwithfrank.co.uk and I'll be happy to help :)


You got this!


FRANK

your Personal Trainer / Burpee Hater



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