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How can HIIT Training Help your Running?

How can HIIT Training Help your Running?

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The sun is out. The fresh air is calling your name to get outside and hit the trails or pavement! Maybe running is something you’ve put on hold for the winter, trying for the first time, or you’ve hit a fitness plateau and you want to do something different. Many people think that endurance training for running is what you have to do in order to achieve your marathon or race goals, but the truth is Hight Intensity Interval Training (also known as HIIT) which is offered at FIT36 can help you crush your PRs and get you on the road to being the best runner you can be.

How DOES HIIT help?

1. O2, BABY!: One of the greatest benefits of HIIT is that this type of training maximizes your maximum oxygen uptake, also known as your VO2 max. HIIT improves your aerobic and anaerobic endurance which in turn greatly enhances your running performance. 

2. Muscle Max: The science behind HIIT incorporates what is known as Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT). This kind of training is designed to achieve optimum efficiency with dynamically designed circuits. Because your body adjusts to repetitive training, it’s important to break up  routines. FIT36 runs their circuits 2 weeks at a time. This allows your body to create muscle memory and go from unable, to able, to expert on these movements quickly. Then once the cycle has been conquered, a new cycle gets introduced.

3. Total Body Burn: Using only cardio in your workout may burn calories, but it has been accused of breaking down muscle, which in turn has a negative effect on your running.  With HIIT, you are getting a full body work out to increase every component of your body that is necessary for hitting your running goals. 

 FIT36 wants to help get you on the road to reaching your running goals. If you integrate just 3 HIIT workouts a week into your running schedule, you will see your speed increase, your endurance strengthen, calories burned and muscles built. 

You can do it – make FIT36 part of your summer routine! Find a class near you today.