No wonder one of the buzzwords of today is Efficiency. Basically, doing more with less time.
In this article, we are going to share one tip on how you can make cycling for 20 minutes a day help your weight loss efforts. Hence, hold on to you bicycles and let’s get going…
HITT? What’s That?
Traditionally, 20 minutes is not enough of time to burn the needed calories to create a sufficient calorie deficit. Now, we got HITT. So what is it?…
HIIT stands for High-Intensity Intermittent Training. Why is this important?
Simply because studies have shown that doing HITT results to losing 44% abdominal fat and 18% subcutaneous fat in just 8 weeks. Impressed? So how do you this HITT with cycling?
The best way to do HITT with cycling is to start with cycling machine with a power-meter. Once you get accustomed to the right intensity then you can switch back to your bicycle.
HITT is a very deep subject, and this short article can’t possibly cover all of it. However, here is the basic idea.
* Warm up/Cool down – you need to start and end the workout with 5 – 7 minutes of very easy cycling.
* Intensity phase – you need to amp up your cycling so it will register a supramaximal intensity on the power meter. Stay at this level for 30 sec.
* Interval phase – after you have done the 30 sec supramaximal intensity phase, you start cycling at a moderate pace for 4 minutes.
Doing one intensity phase and then interval phase is considered 1 set. You simply do 4 – 6 sets per session, and this is basically how you do a HITT cycling training.