HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) has become popular in the last several years. There’s been many stories about how people are losing body fat while spending less time working out.  But why and how does it 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.

I recommend using HIIT to get the most out of your strength workouts.  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.

You don’t need a complicated routine.  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.