If you enjoy exercise and make your fitness a priority then one of your primary goals for working out is to burn fat. If this is the case then you are no doubt familiar with the concept of high intensity training. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), metabolic conditioning, Tabata training and other forms of extreme workouts that are meant to beat the calories out of you via punishing exercise are very popular right now, however they could be doing you more harm than good.
You may have heard from your favorite fitness instructor, personal trainer or read in a popular magazine that high intensity interval training is effective at burning fat, it can be BUT ONLY when done the proper way and at the right amount. The perception is that the harder you work, the more calories you burn, however in the case of HIIT perception is NOT always reality. The simple fact is that a little HIIT can be good, but too much could be working against you and keeping you from reaching your fitness goals.
In today's episode of All About Fitness I speak with San Diego State Professor of Exercise Science Fabio Comana who explains the physiology of HIIT, how it works and, most importantly, how it could be working against you and keeping you from achieving your fitness goals. Fabio is one of the smartest and hardest working guys in the fitness industry, throughout his career he has worked for different universities, the leading personal training certification organizations and has educated thousands of fitness professionals. If you want to learn more about how the body burns fat don't waste your time listening to someone who may have just recently passed a weekend workshop, go to the source and hear what the guy who makes a living teaching trainers has to say on the topic. Fabio and I discuss the fallacies of HIIT and what you should be doing to maximize the fat loss from your workouts, this is a conversation you DO NOT want to miss.
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