February 7, 2013 – Week 1/4 of Phase 2 – FAT BURN. *TOPIC: I started HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT)… & PRE-TRAINNG MEAL!

Good Evening Beautiful People,
Another week into my transformation to optimum cellular health and fitness!
I am now in week 1 of Phase 2 – FAT BURNING of our “Power Foods Diet.” 
On the dietary front I am loving the additional carbohydrates from vegetables such as capsicum, squash, carrots and pumpkin. The addition of a pre-workout meal being 1 x scoop of our protein powder + 1 tablespoon honey + 500ml water has enabled me to begin more intense training sessions.
So this week is also the beginning of HIIT – HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING – as I experienced this afternoon in my personal training session with George. The HIIT approach to cardio exercise is very physically demanding and isn’t for everyone. Read on?!…
What It Is HIIT and How It Works?
HIIT is a specialized form of interval training that involves short intervals of maximum intensity exercise separated by longer intervals of low to moderate intensity exercise. Because it involves briefly pushing yourself beyond the upper end of your aerobic exercise zone, it offers you several advantages that traditional steady-state exercise (where you keep your heart rate within your aerobic zone) can’t provide:
HIIT trains and conditions both your anaerobic and aerobic energy systems. You train your anaerobic system with brief, all-out efforts, like when you have to push to make it up a hill or sprint the last few hundred meters of a distance race.
HIIT increases the amount of calories you burn during your exercise session and afterward because it increases the length of time it takes your body to recover from each exercise session.
HIIT causes metabolic adaptations that enable you to use more fat as fuel under a variety of conditions. This will improve your athletic endurance as well as your fat-burning potential.
Great new for us women – from my hours of research – HIIT appears to limit muscle loss that can occur with weight loss, in comparison to traditional steady-state cardio exercise of longer duration.
To get the benefits HIIT, you need to push yourself past the upper end of your aerobic zone and allow your body to replenish your anaerobic energy system during the recovery intervals.
The key element of HIIT that makes it different from other forms of interval training is that the high intensity intervals involve maximum effort, not simply a higher heart rate as my body now knows.
Stay tuned for more posts and photos. I hope to inspire you all to want to manifest the goal of being the healthiest and happiest version of you!

2 thoughts on “February 7, 2013 – Week 1/4 of Phase 2 – FAT BURN. *TOPIC: I started HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT)… & PRE-TRAINNG MEAL!

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