Finally off the crutches, but can’t quite get my heart rate up enough with my legs during rehab, so squeezed in an awesome upper body Excy HIIT workout tonight.

One reason we’re so excited about Excy is that it does so much more than a traditional exercise bike, studio cycle, or indoor bike and is designed to work anywhere.

There’s a great recent article in PopSugar titled “Why HIIT Is Good For Weight Loss, The Quickest Way to Melt Pounds.” The article does a great job highlighting the benefits of HIIT.

Here are the highlights:

Fat Burn

HIIT training involves short intervals done at almost your max effort, followed by longer, slower recovery periods or rest. The secret to HIIT is in how hard you work during your intense intervals. Your goal is to work out at 90 percent of your max, which trains your body to work anaerobic mode, which helps you become more efficient at producing and using energy. The result? Your body’s fat-burning potential increases and the pounds melt away.

Afterburn

You put in the effort, and now it’s time to reap the benefits. Another way HIIT helps with weight loss is through its afterburn effect, or the calories you burn when you’re sitting on your couch and congratulating yourself on completing your workout. Those short, intense bursts of exercise help build muscle and increase your resting metabolism rate, so your 20-minute workout ends up burning more calories throughout the day than if you took a slow, easy jog on the treadmill.

Make sure to become an Excy Insider at http://excy.wpengine.com and get ready to get a crazy good total body workout at home, work or on-the-go!

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