6. Add HIIT to the Plan
High-intensity interval training (HIIT)combines exercises done at high intensity for a short duration followed by a short recovery period. When you perform HIIT workouts, you push your cardiovascular and metabolic systems to their max potential, which may even lead you to continue to burn calories several hours after your workout.
HIIT workouts produced substantial positive changes in people with obesity, including cardiometabolic health, per an October 2016 study in British Journal of Sports Medicine. Short-term HIIT workouts can lead to a modest amount of body composition improvements without even losing weight, according to a June 2017 article in Obesity Reviews.
“An example of a HIIT workout would be something like an EMOM (every minute on the minute). With this, you’ll do one exercise for a certain amount of reps and then do another exercise as an ‘active recovery.’ For instance, you may do 3 deadlifts and once you hit that rep count, you’ll do burpees for the rest of the minute. Once the minute is up, you’ll reset back to the 3-rep deadlift. You’ll do this for 4 minutes or so, and then follow that similar format with other exercises.
Give HIIT a try to torch those extra calories!!! As with any exercise, be sure to check with your doctor before performing HIIT exercises. Are you wanting to lose weight and tone up? Contact me for your free consultation. I also have a supplement screener if you are needing weight loss supplements to help aid you in your weight loss goals. There’s no magic pills when it comes to weight loss. Make it a great day!!!