When people are not able to cope with exercise, they blame it on lack of time. Most people say that they cannot find an hour in their busy schedules to workout.
The most time effective exercise is High Intensity Interval Training(HIT). HIT can usually be done within 20 to 30 minutes. This should fit the schedule of most people. Furthermore, this workout has such a tremendous effect on your metabolism that your body is literally on fire the rest of the day.
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HIT is a Time Efficient Exercise
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT or HIT) is an exercise that requires the completion of several exercise cycles. Each cycle consists of probably 1 minute of exertion followed by 1 to 2 minutes of recovery.
A typical HIT session would have 8 to 10 cycles. Most people could start with a 1 minute exertion and 3 minute recovery cycle. 8 cycles of this would take 32 minutes. As your fitness improves, the recovery period can be reduced all the way down to 1 minute. When this happens, 8 cycles would take only 16 minutes. That is all it takes and believe me that you will have your tongue hanging out at the end of the session.
This is why HIT is a very time efficient exercise. It is a time efficient exercise as most people should be able to find at least 15 minutes in their daily schedules.
HIT is a Time Effective Exercise
HIT is not only a time efficient exercise but also a time effective exercise. It is effective because it gives you the same effect as doing long periods of steady state cardio in a very short period.
HIT has similar metabolic effects and muscle performance enhancements as long steady state cardio. Researchers published this findings in the Journal of Physiology in 2006. One group of participants did 30 minutes of HIT 3 times a week. The other group did 40 to 60 minutes of steady state cardio up to 5 times a week.
In conclusion researchers said that HIT delivers the same physical benefits as traditional endurance training, even though it can be done much faster and surprisingly involves doing less exercise.
HIT Can Be for Everyone
An interesting study was published in the Journal of Physiology in January 2010. MJ Gibala was one of the lead researchers of that study. Gibala mentioned that,”Doing 10 one-minute sprints on a standard stationary bike with about one minute of rest in between, three times a week, works as well in improving muscle as many hours of conventional long-term biking less strenuously.”
Gibala further said that to achieve the same results by steady state cardio over the same period (two weeks) you would have to do over 10 hours of continuous moderate cycling exercise.
Lack of Time to Workout is No More a Valid Reason
The age old excuse of “lack of time to workout” is now no longer valid. With this new research, this time effective exercise can be tailored for the average adult. People can get an effective and efficient in a short duration. Most people should be able to spare 20 minutes from their daily schedules at the least.