Why HIIT @ TKO Fitness
Extensive science and research validate that total body workouts, with intervals of High Intensity Training that include both resistance and cardio, are the most effective. HIIT involves performing an all-out, exhaustive physical effort for a short time followed by a short, sometimes active, recovery. HIIT works because burning fat requires oxygen, and the more oxygen gets inside your body, the more fat your body burns.
A high-intensity workout increases your body’s need for oxygen during the effort and creates an oxygen shortage, causing your body to ask for more oxygen during recovery. This afterburn effect is referred to as Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) and is the reason why intense exercise will help burn more fat and calories than regular aerobic and steady-state workouts and translates into a metabolism boost for up to 48 hours after a completed HIIT routine. You must push outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. If you are willing to do this, you can spend less time exercising and get much leaner in the process.
When high intensity and interval training are combined, the result is maximum increased metabolic rate, optimal muscle building and muscle retention coupled with fat loss and increased calorie burn during and after the workout. HIIT taxes both aerobic and anaerobic fitness however, cardio only addresses aerobic. Aerobic fitness increases your need for oxygen and anaerobic builds muscle.
Our workouts will increase your endurance and make you stronger at the same time. Studies indicate as little as 27 minutes of HIT three times per week produces the same anaerobic and aerobic improvement as 60 minutes of steady state cardio five times per week, so you can have more time for everything else in your life!