For the last several years in the fitness industry, thousands of trainers, gym owners, and other fit pros have been touting HIIT training as the magic pill for fat loss. You’ll see people market it as things like Metabolic Resistance training, After Burn Training, Fat Inferno, and all kinds of other catchy marketing plays to get you to buy into the idea.
The truth is, yes, HIIT training does definitely elicit the “After Burn” effect where you burn an increased amount of calories for an extended period of time following a HIIT workout, The problem is that it is WAY OVER EXAGERATED!
Some “Experts” would have you believe that doing a hit workout is going to result in hundreds of extra calories burned post workout!
The truth, according to research….it’s more like 70!
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Sure 70 calories is 70 calories, but if you are being lead to believe that a handful of HIIT workouts each week is going to get you to the promised land of significant weight loss…you are mistaken!
So, is HIIT training a waste of time…absolutely not, in fact I think science has shown the greatest benefits of HIIT training coming more on the side of improved endurance without having to spend time on long drawn out runs and rides to achieve equal if not better improvement in your endurance!
It’s just not even close the primary driver when it comes to fat loss!
At MUVEMENT we are have been preaching for a long time that diet and function play a much bigger role in weight loss.
Controlling insulin, decreasing inflammation, balancing hormones, and having a healthy digestive system, will take you much further in your weight loss journey than any exercise program PERIOD!
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About the Author:
Michael Houle is the Owner MUVEMENT a functional fitness and wellness Center located in Manchester, CT. Michael is a (FDN-P) Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner as well as (CSCS) Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.