Should your fitness routine consist only of HIIT workouts? Probably not. But incorporating high-intensity intervals into your workout program a few times a week can help you see the results faster, says Hannah Eden, CrossFit trainer, creator of the 28-day guide Fat Torch
. , HIIT burns more fat. A study published in International Journal of Obesity asked participants to exercise for a period of 15 weeks. Researchers found that body fat decreased significantly more in people who practiced only 20 minutes apart, three times a week, compared to 40 minutes of regular walking the same number of times a week
Less time is just one of the many reasons why interval training sessions tip over. Eden also notes that HIIT workouts are super fun and effective. Here, inspired by her 28-day Fat Torch guide, Eden gives us nine reasons why each workout program should include intervals.
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