What is High Intensity Training and Why Does it Work in Kailua-Kona HI?

What is High Intensity Training and Why Does it Work in Kailua-Kona?

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Perhaps you've noticed a recent trend in the exercise and fitness world. Long gone are the days when Zumba reigned supreme. If you want to get results you've got to jump on the High Intensity Training bandwagon.

High intensity training in Kailua-Kona includes some of the hottest workout trends of the day such as CrossFit, Tabata, P90X and Peak 8. Essentially, high intensity training incorporates quick bursts of full-out effort with periods of lesser effort or complete rest. For example, you may combine sprints with jogging or performing a series of weight-lifting or resistance exercises in quick succession with short rest periods.

For those who dread the thought of long hours at the gym, this may be just the workout for you. Since the efforts are so intense, the overall length of the workout is relatively short, 10-15 minutes when it comes to some Tabata workouts, and 20 minutes for Peak 8 workouts. And due to the stresses placed on the body, they only need to be performed a few times a week at most.

How can a 15-minute workout in Kailua-Kona HI be effective?

For those who thrive on the endurance of long-distance training, this is a valid question. Research shows that the merit in the repetitiveness of lower-intensity training is waning, while high intensity training has a long list of benefits:

The workout itself may be short, but the after-effect is long. Due to the intensity of the exercise, your body continues to burn fat and calories long after you've left the gym.

While cardio fanatics log long hours on a stationary bike, they rarely get their heart rate up enough. During a high intensity workout, your heart rate will be pushed to its max. These repeated sessions will lead to a stronger more efficient ticker.

Intense sessions help produce higher rates of human growth hormone, which builds muscle, boosts metabolism and slows the aging process.
The workouts always change, so you're constantly challenging your body which leads to faster results.

Since sessions are kept relatively short, those struggling to find time to hit the gym can be in and out quickly. And for those who hate the gym with a passion, you can perform your own workout in any setting, which means you're more likely to stick with it.

Have you personally experienced the benefits of high-intensity workouts? We would love to hear about them! Leave us a comment below…


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Malama Chiropractic Clinic

74-5620 Palani Road #102
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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