I am all about HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). I think it is THE way to go when structuring your “cardio” programming for fat loss.
BUT – there’s one big problem with it that I see ALL the time – and that is OVERUSE.
People see results from something that works – like HIIT … they start doing TOO much of it … and the results stop coming.
You do not want to fall into this trap. My friend and former Navy Seal instructor Jason Klein has an article for you today that goes into further detail on and gives you some great insight into this problem – and what to do about it.
Enjoy, and keep up the workouts -
BETTER Than HIIT For Fat Loss (new method: ICRT)
by Jason Klein, author, Lean Body Revolution
I’ll never forget the day I learned about high intensity
interval training (HIIT). It literally changed my life almost
I had been using steady state cardio five or six days of
the week for a few years straight, but was still carrying
a lot of belly fat.
Even with strict nutrition I still couldn’t get my love handles
or the fat around my waist to shrink past a certain point.
I wasn’t really “fat”…but I sure wasn’t happy with the way
I looked when I took off my shirt either.
Then I came across an article by Bill Phillips, creator of
the once famous Body-for-LIFE™ body transformation
Bill cited a few studies that showed how HIIT could increase
your body’s ability to access fat as fuel over 300% faster than
normal exercise or cardio.
Then he proceeded to elaborate on how you could get
more fat loss results from one 20 minutes session than
you could in a FULL hour of traditional, boring cardio.
NOW he had my attention.
In fact, the very next morning I dove into this original HIIT
workout you see below and sweated more bullets during
that 20 minute session than a full hour of slow-go cardio.
After consistently using this method just a few times a week
in conjunction with resistance training and proper nutrition,
three things happened:
1: I went from almost 20% body fat all the way down to 5% in only 12 weeks and had “abs” for the first time in my life.
2: After exercising consistently for 8 years straight, I cut my exercise time in HALF – from 10 to 12 hours a week all the way down to just 4 or 5 hours a week.
3: I gained unstoppable confidence to tackle other obstacles in my life.
As you can clearly see, there are immediate benefits to
using this type of approach.
Believe it or not, this was well over 15 years ago before
the mainstream had ANY clue about intervals or high
intensity cardio for fat-loss.
And since that time science has come leaps and bounds
to greatly “enhance” this type of approach (as you’re about
ready to discover below).
But then it happened again just like it happens to EVERY
legit fat-loss technique.
People started using this type of training five…six…seven
times a week. Sometimes more.
In fact, too much HIIT will actually force your body to release
cortisol, a hormone that actually promotes fat-storage and
muscle loss at the same time.
Ya — the exact opposite of what you’re trying to achieve.
So over time your body just adapts to the stimuli and you could
start burning up precious calorie burning muscle.
That’s why it’s vitally important for your metabolic health and
long term results to avoid overdoing it with intervals or you’ll
just BLOCK fat-burning altogether.
Today I have a Brand New 15 minute workout solution that will
automatically “shift” your hormones into fat-burning mode WITHOUT
the negative side-effects of adaptation OR cortisol release…
…And it has nothing to do with just shortening your workouts.
It’s a science based breakthrough called Interval Cardio
Resistance Training or ICRT™.
This extreme fat-burning method strategically “spares” hormones,
like growth hormone, by using a specific combination of strength
training and “just enough” high intensity interval training to hit the
SWEET SPOT of fat-burning.
15 minute EXTREME fat-burning breakthrough [ICRT™] <—— click here
Now you can discover exactly how, rep-by-rep, step-by-step
to work out LESS, while optimizing the RIGHT hormones to
ensure you’re burning the most fat possible from every workout.
Enjoy the new results and keep going strong.