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Why HIIT is Good for Losing Weight and Burning Fat

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Exercising is important for losing weight and keeping your body healthy. But with so many different options, how do you pick the right exercise routine?

Woman in a kickboxing class at Farrell's 

We build our classes on high-intensity training. Why? HIIT is verified as the best exercise for losing weight and burning fat. It incorporates an intense effort for a quick burst, followed by a period of active recovery.

The harder you push during intervals, the more effective your body becomes at using calories—both during and after your class.

Curious about trying a HIIT class? Try a free week at Farrell’s Lincoln.

12 Benefits of HIIT

HIIT workouts are fast and are convenient for your schedule. Even better is what your body does after you’re done.

These exercises spark afterburn by raising your metabolic rate. Simply put, you keep burning calories after completing your workout—even while relaxing on the couch!

HIIT classes increase muscle and boost your metabolism. This helps your body burn fat for increased periods of time.

Here are 12 more benefits of HIIT:

  1. Burns more calories faster
  2. Enhances endurance
  3. Strengthens cardiovascular health
  4. Improves blood vessel function
  5. Promotes blood sugar management
  6. Increases oxygen consumption
  7. Lowers resting heart rate and blood pressure
  8. Reverses age-related muscle decline
  9. Encourages human growth hormone production
  10. Develops fast-twitch muscles
  11. Improves brain function
  12. Lessens anxiety and depression

Related: What is Strength Training and Why is it Important?

12-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do at Home

Not by a Farrell’s? No problem! We’ve developed a basic yet effective HIIT workout you can do at home. No equipment necessary!

Do each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest 15 seconds between each move. Do this circuit twice.

  1. Jump Squats
  2. Push-ups
  3. Burpees
  4. Alternating Side Lunges
  5. Mountain Climbers
  6. Plank

Related: 6 Reasons Why Farrell’s Nutrition Works!

Lose Weight and Burn Fat with FXB

If you’re looking to burn body fat, add muscle and better your cognitive health, HIIT is for you. Plus, it packs all the benefits of other exercises into fast, convenient workouts.

Need to get started with an enjoyable and effective workout? Look at group fitness HIIT classes at a Farrell’s near you!

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