How High Intensity Training Can Help You Build More Muscle In Less Time

By Russell Howe


High intensity interval training is not usually a response you would get if you asked someone for tips on how to build muscle. Yet, today you are going to find out why HIIT is one of the most effective ways to build more lean mass in considerably less time than other training protocols.

Using HIIT as a form of resistance training may sound impossible, but it's not.

Just because most HIIT workouts tend to involve cardiovascular machines such as treadmills and rowers does not mean that this style of exercise is limited.

The first reports of interval training showed this. Back in the 1992 Olympic Games, sprint coaches were using high intensity routines to prepare their athletes for the events they faced. These included both weights based work and outdoor sprints.

Resting then lifting is the same as resting then sprinting. The overall effect is strikingly similar within the human body.

You'll also enable yourself to achieve the thing every practitioner of intervals is looking for - EPOC. This is the feature which allows you to burn around 30% more calories for up to 10 hours after you leave the gym.

One study from Canada revealed that individuals performing this style of training used more than twice the amount of fat as those following a basic aerobic routine.

But if weight training is essentially just another form of HIIT, why aren't most weight lifting gym members already seeing the full benefits of it? There are two reasons why...

Spending too much time between your sets is a progress killer for most exercisers. Another is failure to push yourself hard enough. Many people tread water, lifting the same weights for years without pushing harder.

Failing to take care of those two problems will see any workout routine fall flat on it's own face. That's because the foundation of HIIT is low rest and maximum workloads.

But how do you incorporate HIIT into a resistance workout anyway?

Eliminate unnecessary rest. You shouldn't need more than sixty seconds to recover from a set. You can do this by using the stopwatch feature on your mobile phone, rather than using it to text your friends between sets. This will massively increase your workout's productivity, burning more fat as well.
The importance of diet is just one of the five rules touched upon in the video guide on how to build muscle accompanying today's article.


By increasing the workloads and decreasing rest periods, you will notice how much fitter you feel within just a few sessions.

High intensity interval training shows you how to build muscle without spending your entire working day in the gym. You can enjoy less overall workout time but more physical results if you approach it correctly and use it wisely.




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