Following on from the Tabata topic earlier in the week, we decided to revisit some of the more advanced cardio interval methods.
It's had a big come back of late and you may have heard of or even partook in HIIT sessions.
Let's recap - intervals are where you alternate between two degrees of effort, usually high ⬆️ and low ⬇️ The key benefits of such an approach are
1. Burns away fat while preserving muscle due to the Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption - that's the EPOC kids 🏃🏼 2. Increases the efficiency of your heart ❤️ 3. Let's face it, it's less monotonous of a task when you have varying degrees to focus on.👀 4. More importantly in this day and age, it's more time efficient.⏱ 5. Useful fitness for all sports.
6. Better blood sugar and insulin controls.👌🏻 To all the bros out there who are thinking that cardio is the spawn of the devil and has a bad rap for burning muscle, to you I say do not fear. Cardio is not the problem, it's a lack of control of your calorie intake and macros that will let you down. Monitor and control your calorie intake in line with your goals and all will be groovy. 🕺🏼 Enjoy the cardio benefits and enjoy the food. Win win I say!! 🎊🎉 Aside from Tabata training, check out "Fartlek variations", as well as Ascending, Descending and Pyramid intervals. Give them a go and let us know how you get on. #fmfitnessnutrition