I am burning today! My brain cells are burning, because I have an advanced nutrition mid term on Thursday (which I have been studying like crazy for) AND I just killed some HIIT (high intensity interval sprints)! En fuego!
How are you feeling this Tuesday?
Those funny cats just crack me up!
Now back to my old friend HIIT.
It's been a while since I did a quick HIIT run. My past few months have been spent either lifting or doing longer half marathon training runs. Today I just wanted to get out there and kick some calorie butt...so I did.
Not only did I burn around 200 calories in my 2 mile run, but because they were high intensity intervals I will continue to burn calories at a higher rate for at least the next 24 hours. Yup - just the benefit of a raised EPOC (exercise post oxygen consumption).
Studies have shown that high-intensity interval training is more effective in the long-run over steady-state cardio. There was also a big article in the ACE Fitness journal this month about the same topic.
I have a beginner's HIIT post you can check out here.
Would you like to give some calories the burn treatment? Try this one out:
Also because I'm a planner and I think planning and preparation are the key to healthy living success, here's a look at our "In & Out" planning for the week too:
What meal are you excited to eat this week?
I can never get tired of turkey blue cheese meatballs. Nom. Nom. Nom.
Love and furballs,
Carissa & Kyle