Known as 'high-intensity interval training,' this exercise technique alternates brief periods of speed and rest for surprising results.
Northampton, MA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014
PilatesLessons.org has just published "High Intensity Pilates" which applies the newest fitness trend known as "high-intensity interval training (HIIT)" to Pilates mat exercises. HIIT is an exercise technique that alternates brief periods of speed and recovery for surprising results. HIIT can be added to nearly any workout without special instructions or equipment. For example, go as fast as you can on your favorite machine for 15 seconds and then go very slowly for 60, and repeat this cycle 15 times. Do this only once or twice a week for maximum benefits.
-Increased levels of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) better than any other exercise. HGH is key to burning fat and fighting many of the effects of aging (1).
-Increased calorie-burning after exercise better than other exercise (2).
-Increased fat-burning 3 times more than aerobic exercise in less time (3).
-A new study out of Australia just found yet another benefit: fewer calories consumed over 36 hours after an HIIT workout. "Intense exercise may suppress ghrelin, a hunger-stimulating hormone," says Aaron Sim, Ph.D and lead author of the study (4).
"High Intensity Pilates" is the latest publication by the Advanced Pilates Instructor Bob Hannum featuring HD video instruction with online personal training available at Amazon.
Bob Hannum M.Ed is the author of several books, videos, and articles featuring the original athletic Pilates style of mat exercise. His website, PilatesLessons.org offers free beginner lessons online. He also provides free daily exercise news, tips, and motivation at Facebook.com/PilatesWithBob. He is an Advanced Certified Pilates instructor with 40 years of experience, and his teacher is the 'Pilates Elder' Mary Bowen.