HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. While this may sound like a simple workout, it “Hit” us that the POWERHANDZ POWERSUIT by Universal Performance is absolutely perfect for this type of training! When someone thinks about what HIIT training may consist of, they may think it involves performing a ton of push-ups and burpees. HIIT, is as simple as it sounds. It Involves brief yet intense periods of exercise interspersed with fixed intervals of either less intense activity or rest. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time!
It Burns Calories AFTER Your Workout
HIIT training consists of intense activity involving your cardiovascular system! This is ideal for burning calories. Better yet, because HIIT training is so intense, it continues to burn calories even after you have finished your workout! Essentially, your body goes into hyperdrive. This means even, “24 hours after a HIIT workout, your body is still burning calories and fat, whereas in steady-pace workouts, you may not be.”
The POWERHANDZ POWERSUIT was specifically designed to also continue burning calories long after your workout has finished! This is because of even weight distribution of the suit. Weight training 2-3 times a week while utilizing your POWERSUIT is the most effective way to continue burning calories after you’ve finished!
Increases Your Metabolism
One common goal we all have when it comes to working out is boosting our metabolism. Maintaining a healthy metabolism as an adult can be pretty impressive, because as we get older it slows down. The American College of Sports and Medicine says that HIIT “helps you consume more oxygen than a non-interval workout routine. The excess amount of oxygen consumed helps increase your rate of metabolism from about 90 minutes to 144 minutes after a session of interval training.” Thus, increasing your overall metabolism.
Our POWERSUIT pushes you to perform each movement more powerful than the last. Making your muscles fire more explosively each time. This will make you workout harder, without even realizing it!
You Can Gain Muscle
HIIT training can actually help certain individuals gain muscle. Mainly, individuals can gain muscle in their legs and trunk! This is because of the increased weight training that is often associated with high intensity training. Your muscle mass will increase, along with fat loss!
The POWERSUIT naturally develops core strength. The combination of the two will enhance your athletic performance once the suit is removed increasing your vertical leap, reaction time, speed, posture, breathing, and agility.
Good For Your Heart Muscles
Heart disease can be prevented! Not only does HIIT increase your fitness, but it helps DECREASE your risk of heart disease like heart attacks, heart failure, coronary artery disease, and high blood pressure! HIIT actually increases the flexibility and elasticity of arteries and veins better than traditional aerobic exercises! This is because during a HIIT workout there is more pressure put on your blood vessels, this forces them to get a workout as well!
The POWERSUIT increases your explosive reaction and develops higher resistance. Therefore your blood vessels receive a workout because you have to workout harder increasing the blood flow that needs to travel to your heart. The POWERSUIT allows for a full range of motion allowing you to FULLY perform all of your training exercises without any obstructions at 110% each time. The combination strengthens your heart muscles making it stronger.
The bottom line is that high-intensity interval training is an extremely effective way to workout and can simply be enhanced by wearing the POWERHANDZ POWERSUIT. There are so many ways to implement HIIT into your training routine, and plenty of benefits to make it worth your while. We know that by simply wearing our fully functional suit you’ll see INSTANT results! Can you say hello to your future beach body?!