High-Intensity Interval Training(HIIT) is here to stay. The health benefits keep getting proven over and over again in published research. The beauty is that there is a short time commitment but the benefits are big. And by the way, these studies made no changes to the subject’s diets, so imagine if you combined HIIT training with elimination of high-carbohydrate refined grain foods. Watch the stubborn belly fat melt away!
60 seconds a day of high intensity training just 3 days per week can have big benefits for your health…I don’t know anybody that’s too busy to not do that! DR. CHAD LARSON
In Episode 25, Dr. Larson discusses:
- A new study in the Journal PLoS One wanted to look at the effectiveness of high intensity training and how it compares with two sets of subjects; The first set of subjects performed high intensity training (20 seconds of high intensity followed by 2 minutes of resting). They did this for a total of 3 times and if you do the math, that’s only 60 seconds of high intensity exercise! They only did this 3X per week! The second group did moderate exercise-40 minutes 3X per week and guess what? The results using cardiovascular, inflammatory biomarkers and body fat reduction showed better results with the group that performed high-intensity training!
- Another very recent study done with post-menopausal women that were 69 years old were subjected to a similar design; 1 high intensity group that was significantly less time working out and another that did 40 minutes 2X/week but not high-intensity. Same positive results with reductions in visceral adipose tissue, aka fat around the gut.
- Don’t underestimate the power of small changes that add up to big time success- Get out there and move!