High Intensity Intermittent Exercise (HIIE) training, which consists of short bursts of intense output followed by short periods of rest or active rest, is gaining popularity in the fitness world and if you haven’t heard about it yet, you’re about to.

A study published in the January Issue of the International Journal of Obesity (2008; 32, 684-91) found that HIIE offers greater benefits than lengthy bouts of steady-state exercise.  Compared to those who did steady-state training, only those who did High Intensity Intermittent Exercise made significant reductions in total body mass, fat mass, trunk fat and fasting insulin levels.

What does this mean for you?  Good news abounds:  PowerHouse Hit the Deck™ is the perfect example of High Intensity Intermittent Exercise training and can help you lose more fat.  It’s a more effective way of training that you can do in your own home with no fitness equipment!  I know this is a shameless plug on my blog, but when it comes to fitness we all want to get the most results in the least amount of time possible, right?  You want something that works.  You want something that’s convenient.  You want something simple.  

For those of you already using Hit the Deck™ as part of your fitness routine, keep it up – you’re doing the right thing.  For those of you looking for something to get you to your fitness and/or weight loss goals, High Intensity Intermittent Exercise is a proven successful strategy for reducing body fat.  What are you waiting for?  

To be honest, it doesn’t even have to be Hit the Deck – any type of activity can be made HIIE training.  Simply alternate between increasing and decreasing the intensity of the activity you happen to be doing.  Even walking can be made HIIE training.

If you’d like learn more about HIIE training (also known as interval training) read my previous article post “Why Interval Training?”.