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I don’t HATE cardio machines, if used properly, but I know there are a lot of you out there who very much dislike using machines and this cardio session is for you.
We are all about the INTERVALS at BodyRipped,as you know:) So today is no difference.
The reason we love INTERVALS so much is the amazing EPOC effect…
WHAT THE WHAT???
EPOC stands for Excess Post(exercise) Oxygen Consumption, representing an increased amount of oxygen intake after your training, to replace the deficit from your training. What this means for you is that your aerobic AND anaerobic system are working in 100% balance, creating an accelerated metabolism.
A strong level of EPOC created during a HIIT workout will elevate the consumption of fuel for the period FOLLOWING the training as well as an increase in fatty acid release into the blood stream.
This means simply you are increasing the fat burning POST training significantly.
To gain a slight understanding on where the energy comes from for your workouts, know that shorter more intense workouts take fuel ( energy ) from glucose. Muscular contraction only takes place when there are high levels of glucose present in the system. Body fat just can not break down fast enough to be available for energy.
Now where fat DOES come into play with HIIT is after the session is over. The EPOC kicks in and the fatty acids are released into the system and burned off as fuel.
BOTTOM LINE, the harder you work, the more EPOC you can create the more FAT you burn off…and keep off.
Set your timers ( BODYRIPPED MOTIVISION app has a built in timer:)
Rounds of 20 seconds on 10 seconds off, otherwise known as TABATA. ( tabata essentially is 8 rounds of this, however we are going as many rounds as you can handle…. 30-36? Which is a total of 5-6 rounds.
Gentle in/out Squat jumps
If you aren’t a sweaty mess at the end of this message me, I want to know you;)