Why Interval Training Works to Burn Fat

Interval training is one of the core principals of our Ultimate Fit classes here at Huntington Beach Ultimate Training Center, because the method helps to burn fat and build muscle at the same time. Interval style training also keeps your workouts interesting, and introduces a little element of fun and challenge into your routine. Who wants to run at the same pace on a treadmill for 75 minutes? Usually not us.

 

So, what is interval training, and how does it work to burn fat?

Interval training means exercising in intervals. You’ll work for a short period, usually 60-90 seconds at full capacity, then rest for a shorter period, like 30 seconds. In our Ultimate Fit classes, we like to mix it up. In the Ultimate Fit Kickboxing format, coaches like Chris Wilson get members fired up with kickboxing combinations on the bags for ultimate cardio impact, and then sets up interval stations like TRX push-ups, Romanian dead lifts, or box jumps to mix up cardio and strength in interval format.

 

Interval training works to burn fat, because it trains your body to store fuel as glycogen, rather than fat. It also works to help your body continue burning calories up to 4 hours after your workout is done. Bodybuilding.com shares more detail about the scientific stuff here.

 

Interval training helps to burn more calories in less time.

Busy lives demand effective workouts. Sure, we love hanging out at HBUTC all day, but sometimes you just need to get in and out and burn some calories. That’s why we love interval training. It’s intense, and burns a lot of calories. Many people burn the same amount of calories in a 30 minute interval session as they do jogging for 90 minutes.

 

You can learn even more about interval training here, if you’d like to know more.




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