Here’s Why HIIT Should Be Your Go-To Exercise For Weight Loss

If you’re out there grinding and giving it all you’ve got, then you’re expecting results. Everyone wants to know the quickest and most efficient way to get from point A to point B when it comes to weight loss. But the reality is, there are no shortcuts. You have to be willing to put in the work to get the results you want.

That being said, there are a few tricks you can apply to really kick your weight loss into another gear.

If you’re the type who’s always on the go, constantly moving, and incredibly busy throughout the day, chances are you probably think you don’t have enough time to hit the gym and workout. And that’s understandable. Not everyone has two hours every day to dedicate to training.

This is where high-intensity interval training comes in, or otherwise known as HIIT. If you’re looking for maximum weight loss, to improve your fitness, and get in a little exercise each and every day, then HIIT may be the way to go.

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It’s important to ensure you warm up properly before your HIIT workout.

HIIT is widely considered by many to be uniquely effective for weight loss. It is a training methodology in which you put in maximum effort in a series of quick, explosive, and intense bursts of exercise, sandwiched in between very short active rest periods. This keeps your heart rate up, and your metabolism firing on all cylinders to burn more fat and calories in less time.

It’s an exercise and fitness methodology for people who don’t have enough time. As martial artists, we practice HIIT all the time and make it a regular part of our exercise routines. Let’s take a look at why you should look into HIIT as a viable option for your fitness.

Today, Evolve Daily shares four reasons why HIIT should be your go-to exercise for weight loss.


1) HIIT is a quick but effective workout you can do in no time

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HIIT combines elements of cardio exercises, strength training exercises, weight loss exercises, and combines it into a seamless workout similar to circuit training. Simply put, HIIT is a collection of different workouts tied together by very short periods of active rest.

This training methodology allows people to keep their heart rate up and running at maximum capacity to burn an efficient amount of calories in a short duration. Some HIIT workouts are designed to last as short as 30 minutes.

This means you can even go for a quick HIIT workout during your lunch break!

Perform HIIT four to five times a week to get the best results. Most importantly, stick to it and don’t give up easily. It takes a good 10-12 weeks for any meaningful fitness program to show good lasting results.

Martial arts training incorporates HIIT exercises into every training session, not only to save time and maximize effort, but also to build cardiovascular strength and endurance.


2) Easy access in Singapore

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HIIT can help you burn fat and build muscle at the same time.

Perhaps the best thing about pursuing a program for weight loss in Singapore is that it’s easily accessible. HIIT can be done by people of varying levels of fitness. HIIT, in essence, is for people of all ages.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a gym regular, or have never stepped foot onto a gym floor your entire life. HIIT features easy compound movements and HIIT exercises that are designed to be extremely challenging yet simple enough that anybody can perform them.

Most HIIT programs allow practitioners to operate at their own pace. It doesn’t force people to do things they aren’t physically capable of. Instead, difficulty levels scale gradually as you get stronger, faster, and more agile.

Martial arts gyms like Evolve MMA incorporate loads of HIIT workouts into every session, primarily for strength and conditioning.

If you’re looking to get fit and for one of the best programs for weight loss in Singapore, HIIT could be your number one option.


3) HIIT has a unique calorie burning effect

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HIIT workouts can be adjusted to suit people of different fitness levels.

As standalone workouts, HIIT exercises are a collection of compound movements. Because of the nature of the exercises and the HIIT structure, practitioners can expect to burn 10-15 calories per minute, which totals to approximately 350-400 calories burned every 30 minutes.

But that’s not where HIIT exercises truly shine. The effects of a HIIT workout can be felt hours after the workout ends. Your body continues to burn calories and fat even in a state of rest, because HIIT activates your metabolism and sends it into overdrive. You can burn an additional 200-300 extra calories a day after your HIIT workout, while you’re sitting at your desk working, or watching TV on the couch at home.

Studies also suggest that a short HIIT workout offers 30% greater weight loss as compared to traditionally longer, less intense workout routines. For those looking to trim their waist, HIIT exercises are also generally known to target belly fat specifically, while overall body fat reduces.

Not only that, but HIIT is also safe and effective, and you can do it every day. There are many benefits to performing HIIT exercises.


4) You can do HIIT anywhere

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A student circuit training at Evolve MMA (Far East Square) in Singapore.

What’s the best thing about HIIT workouts? Perhaps it’s the fact that you can do a HIIT workout virtually anywhere you are.

If you’re on vacation, at home, or at a hotel, you can perform a HIIT workout. All you need is 15-30 minutes, enough room for you to freely move around, and you can do HIIT.

HIIT workouts are great because you can perform them in the comfort of your own living room, with your entire family, or with friends. Or you can just do them yourself privately. They can be even more effective than traditional gym workouts, depending on the intensity you go at.

So if you’re looking to boost your weight loss efforts and get the most out of each workout, consider HIIT and watch yourself rapidly transform! Sign up for a trial class today!

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