HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training, and is one of the best ways to boost your metabolic rate and burn fat. Most people do not realize that boosting your metabolic rate is the key to losing fat.
But before we get into that, let me show you what Interval Training is, and how you can design your own workout. Interval training is simply alternating between periods of low intensity and high intensity exercise.
There are many interval schemes out there, but beginners should start off with a 30/60 interval scheme. This means that you perform an exercise for 30 seconds straight, then rest for 60 seconds.
For example, lets assume you decide to perform a Reverse Squat. Perform the squat for 30 seconds straight, then rest for 60 seconds. That counts as one interval. You can repeat this interval for as many times as you'd like.
There are many great interval schemes out there. For advanced trainees whose goal is solely fat loss, perform interviews that last just 20-30 seconds followed by 10-15 seconds rest or active recovery between each exercise.
Most individuals perform sprint or jump roping intervals. I like to choose bodyweight and dumbbell exercises. This way I get a fat burning, and muscle building benefit at the same time. This is also a huge time saver!
Now that you know how to create a great interval workout, it's time understand metabolism. Metabolism is a measure of how fast you burn calories. The faster your metabolism, the more calories you'll burn.
So the best method that I've used to help me boost my metabolism and burn more calories and fat is to combine bodyweight and dumbbell exercises into an interval training format.