Is high intensity interval training an integral component of your fat loss workouts?
I’m back again today to talk to you about my progress while doing Craig Ballantyne’s fat loss workouts, Turbulence Training.
As you probably already know, I have been doing the Buff Dudes & Hot Chicks workout for the last week and a half.
Week 1 was tough – lots of sore muscles and lots of stretching and foam rolling.
So, I am back to Workout A on day 8, which was a very heavy leg and core focus.
Last week when I did this workout I had a tough time walking for 4-5 days! It was no joke!
But this week I am pleased (but a little shocked) to say that while the workout felt just as big of a challenge as it did last week, today I barely have any muscle soreness or tightness at all.
I have told you which exercises were in each workout and even included videos of Craig Ballantyne demonstrating each exercise.
So far, we haven’t talked about the high intensity interval training component to the fat loss workouts, so I would like to do so now.
High intensity interval training is now well established as the best cardio method (vs long, slow cardo) for fat loss.
High intensity interval training stimulates the fat burning hormones in your body to come alive and get to work.
This mode of exercise and the fat burning hormones it stimulates are so powerful that they allow you to become a fat burning machine for 24-36 hours post exercise.
You burn fat for a day and a half after you STOP exercising! Even while you sleep!
So since high intensity interval training is such an important component to Turbulence Training and any good fat loss workouts I thought I would include this short video where Craig explains why it is important and how you can work high intensity interval training into your exercise program.
There are a ton of ways you can do high intensity interval training as part of any Turbulence Training program or home workouts.
Besides using the treadmill, a few ideas are:
- Kettlebell swings
- Hill sprints
- Bodyweight squats
I have some old running injuries in both my legs and the roubounder allows me to go balls to the wall without aggravating my injuries and doing no further damage.
Leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite method of high intensity interval training is.
And if you would like to join me on my Turbulence Training journey you can grab your copy by CLICKING HERE.
I’ll be back tomorrow with another Turbulence Training update.
Until then, train hard!
Susan Campbell, MS, CSCS
Author, Ultimate Home Workouts