Numerous studies have shown HIIT to be superior to steady state cardio for maximizing lean mass and fat loss while being comparable to OR better than steady state cardio for cardiovascular health. The majority of people looking to lose some fat would benefit more from HIIT than steady state assuming they have no health restrictions. Why? Burn more calories per unit of time. In addition, more calories are burned during the post-exercise period to return the body to resting levels.
–scroll over image to “pin it” or right click to save it to your phone/computer- Workout Note: If you do not have treadmill access, you can substitute any cardio workout performed at a moderate-intensity for a steady pace for 30minutes! Self-Love Message of the Day: I don’t think there’s much denying the fact that … Continued
Have you heard of low-intensity steady-state cardio, or LISS? It might not be as quick or as flashy as HIIT workouts or as hectic as a Crossfit session, but it still has plenty to offer. If you’re wondering why you should incorporate LISS into your workouts and how to get started, let’s take a closer look.