2. Prioritise HIIT training over steady state cardio.
Often many individuals will prioritise sessions based around long durations of slow steady cardio, this is often due to the misconception that this is the best way to reduce body fat. Often though it is not the most effective use of time at the gym for individuals who's target is to reduce body fat.
Firstly, long steady cardiovascular training will not build lean muscle. As mentioned in the last post, building lean muscle is a must when it comes to calorie burn and increase in our metabolism at rest, which are important factors for reducing fat.
Not only is interval training more efficient in a shorter amount of time, it will also, alongside strength training, increase hormones in our bodies which promote muscle growth, and as a consequence, increase the ability to reduce fat.
Furthermore, long steady cardio will hardly produce any burn after the session is complete. This is where interval training and weight training is a more beneficial and effective form of training. Both methods can produce a calorific after burn as much as 24 hours after the session is over.
prioritising resistance training and interval training in the form of sprints, sled pushes or weighted circuits are a few examples of effective exercises.