HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) works for lean fitness because you experience aerobic endurance growth and lean muscles gains at the same time. There’s been many stories about how people are losing body fat while spending less time working out. But why and how does HIIT work? Let’s explore.
By training at a high intensity, you are able to raise your heart rate and tap into fat reserves, which is exactly what you want to be doing when your goal is to burn fat. Getting your heart rate up to an incredibly high level (as high as is healthy for you) isn’t sustainable for long stretches of time, and so in this way you can get multiple “bursts” within one workout, burn fat, tone up, and exhaust the energy tank within a relatively short period of time.
How Can I Use HIIT For Lean Fitness?
You can use HIIT for lean fitness by moving from one exercise to the next without rest. When you strength train in circuits of exercises, moving from one to the next without breaks, you are able to get this HIIT effect and also benefit from incredible lean body strength gains. HIIT training is amazing to lean down, get toned, and lose belly fat which is a big problem for many people. If you want to get ripped, burn calories, and lose weight, then the smartest option is a powerful HIIT workout.
Does HIIT Help Me Get Lean Fast?
HIIT can help you get lean fast because the workouts are short and you can do them at the start of your day. You don’t need a complicated routine when you follow HIIT training. Simply pick 3 moves that you love – there are many in the Mission Lean app that you can follow along with if you need some guidance in choosing. Then complete 4 series of these three moves where you complete the 3 moves without a break, and then rest for 1-2 minutes in between each series. The number of reps is recommended along with the move if you’re following the app. If you’re just choosing your own, aim to do about 30 seconds of each move. This is HIIT. It allows you to get in a cardio workout and strength workout too. You’re burning fat, getting toned, and developing healthy workout habits. Push yourself and start experiencing your lean body transformation. Let’s get at it! Know your Mission. Mission: Lean.
If you haven’t already, start using a lean body app to help your lean body transformation. Mission Lean is a great option to start with.
Jon Pearlman is a former standout tennis player at Harvard, ATP-ranked touring pro, and author of The Lean Body Manual. He founded Mission Lean to share his unique formula for lean body fitness and nutrition, an approach that took over a decade to develop and perfect. He is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist.