Why is fast intense workouts programs becoming more popular?
One of the foremost trends in health and fitness industry is the increase in the adoption of fast paced workouts. I came across a report on shape.com recently discussion the ideas of fast intense workouts. In this article, a fast intense workout was referred to as High-intensity interval training (HIIT) and was defined as any workout strategy that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even a complete rest. The traditional workout session often involves a more strenuous snow and long period workout with the use of heavy equipment.
Many studies in the last couple of years are revealing more about the efficacy of these fast intense workout or HIIT. In one of the posts in 2013, HuffingPost reported that there is a near consensus among fitness researchers that the abridged workout circuits that come with HIIT have tremendous benefits. A number of researchers have also associated boost in body metabolism to a short blast of an intense exercise of HIIT. There was even a report that a 10 minute of HIIT could be all that is needed to boost metabolism for the entire day. This explains why many people, especially in our fast-paced world, now prefer programs that maximize HIIT to the traditional slow and steady workouts. One of the most popular fitness programs that focus on using the scientific understanding of the HIIT in helping burn excess weight is the Bodyweight Burn Program by Adam Steer. In their review of Bodyweight burn workouts system, Myfitnesstipster.com reported the program to be a 21-minutes fast intense workout strategy that allows people to start seeing meaningful weight loss result within 21 days. Although the specific of these claims might be subject to further discussion, there have been widespread of testimonies on the general effectiveness of the program in helping people to actually burn excess body weight.
Back to my original question, why is HIIT or fast intense workout program like Adam Steer program is becoming more popular? There are many theories that have been put forward, but here are two of the common reasons most expert think.
1. Time efficiency: We live in a busy world in which almost everyone has a busy schedule. The HIIT make it easy for people to sneak their workout session into their busy schedule. Most researchers have described HIIT as the way to get more bucks for one’s time as far as fitness goals are concerned. A study presented in 2011 at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting reveal that people can actually improve their aerobic capacity with just 2 weeks of high-intensity intervals workouts as much as 6 to 8 weeks of endurance training. To cut the long story, the HIIT is a more efficient use of time for achieving fitness goals.
2. Non-Location bias: One of the most common excuse people give for not following fitness program is the need to go to Gym. With most HIIT, you can practically do them anywhere. Whether at home, in the office, in the boat, or even on the plane (that’s a joke). They are not location bias, so can be done anywhere. The HIIT is becoming more popular because they can easily be adapted to whatever time and space constraints people have.
There are many other reasons that have been attributed to an increase in adoption of HIIT but I will be writing more about this in my next post. For people that will like to give HIIT a try, Adam Steer program seems to be one of the best and most popular out there. You can access the Official website of the program (Bodyweight burn) through the link below.