TurboFire High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) DVD Workout Review

Turbo Fire centers around High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), a fitness approach that's been around for some time but has seen a resurgence in recent years. TurboFire is bound to further bring this training method to the fore.

What Is HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)?

HIIT workouts consist of short bursts of exercise performed at extreme levels of intensity and effort, pushing the maximum heart rate (MHR) as high as 90%. Recent fitness studies show that a HIIT workout can burn as much as 9 times the fat as a regular cardiovascular routine. The workouts are designed to increase metabolism, helping the body burn fat even at rest, long after an exercise is completed.

Research confirms that High Intensity Interval Training alters the body's metabolic machinery and promotes fat burning while slowing fat production. A 2007 study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology states that females who performed a series of HIIT workouts over a two-week period realized a 30% increase in both fat oxidation and levels of muscle enzymes that enhance fat oxidation.

HIIT exercises are high-intensity and designed for sustained fat loss without affecting muscle mass and fullness. Compared to traditional steady-state cardio exercise with low to moderate intensity exercise performed at 60% -70% of maximum heart rate, HIIT better helps break through fitness plateaus otherwise not possible.

This is especially appealing to well-conditioned athletes who find performance improvements difficult to achieve, even with longer training sessions and increased frequency.

Turbo Fire consists of 12 workouts on 10 DVDs available in basic and deluxe versions plus an exercise calendar, nutritional guide, 12 week class schedule, sculpting gloves, flash cards, a resistance band, a measuring tape and 24/7 online support.

Source by Stephen Erickson