3 Reasons why “HIIT” is a better than “Steady State” Cardio for Women Over 40
Let’s face it ladies, we got busy lives and “sh@t” to do all the time. Between working a 9-5, getting kids and pets fed ,and yourself ready for daily appointments, the last thing you have time for is spending hours in the gym.
My training philosophy is about getting the “biggest bang for your buck” meaning work harder during a shorter amount of time but yet burn more calories and lose more fat.
As a woman and coach in my late 40s I know what it is like to feel like you have no time, including limited time for yourself. I also know what it feels like waking up with aches and pains you never had before, right?
As the Creator of my “Fighter Fat Loss Method” for women 40+ I am all about making your “Second Act’ better than your first.
Imagine looking and feeling better than you were in your 20s and 30s? Really imagine that ? As we get older our bodies change and therefore, we can’t train like we did when at 25 or 30, so we have to change our methods to get MAXIMUM results.
My training philosophy includes HIIT- High Intensity interval training; a proven method and most effective way to boost metabolism and reduce body fat. All in only 20-30 minutes a day! HIIT involves alternating bursts of all-out intensity (70%-90% ) with lower intensity intervals/minimal rest periods (10 to 20 seconds).
What are the benefits of HIIT for those over 40?
✅HIIT burns more calories than steady state cardio💯
Would you rather to walk /jog on a treadmill for one hour just to burn 400 calories or would you prefer to do 25-30 minutes and burn 400 calories?
I don’t know about you but I would rather you do no more than 30 minutes to burn 400 calories. (Yes my Fighter Fat Loss ladies dig this!)
🏃🏾♀️Moreover, long periods of steady state exercise does not elevate your heart rate enough to enter into a “fat burning” mode. With “steady state” cardiovascular activity carbs are used as energy (meaning you are burning carbs) … BUT what you really want in your 40 + years is to elevate your heart rate anywhere from 70-90% of your max capacity so your body uses and burns fat at these higher intensities. Oh ya…the ticket to burning that stubborn fat we often complain about. 🚴
✅My rule of thumb: If you can walk and talk, or jog and talk with ease, you aren’t working hard enough which means you aren’t using fat as energy. Essentially you are wasting your time.
✅Less stress on your body while burning more fat💯
😰Long periods of walking/running and jogging weighs heavily on your joints, especially those who have knee injuries. However, with HIIT you are doing short bursts of exercise for approximately 20-25 seconds followed by rest periods of anywhere from 15-25 seconds and repeating this sequence several repetitions over. 😆
✅Time Saver in your busy lifestyle💯
Yep, as I said if you can finish your workout within 30 mins, then you can get on with our day without feeling guilty for not being with your children or attending to your other responsibilities, or not feeling rushed. It fits your lifestyle, and you are better able to manage your time around it.
✅More energy and confidence💯
The best feeling is doing HIIT and not feeling totally spent throughout the day. Rather you feel strong, confident and energized … and ready to face the day.
So while others may tell you to exercise for hours, perhaps reconsider your options, working with a coach who appreciates the stage of your life you are in and learn to achieve your goals more efficiently using my Fighter Fat Loss Method.. the best kept secret.
Comment below “Fighter” if you feel you need a change to kick start your goals. 👍🏽