What is High Intensity Interval Training?

By | May 20, 2023

A man exercising at high intensity.

What the Hell is This Mysterious Workout, Anyway?

So, you’ve got a mysterious workout on your to-do list, huh? Let me tell ya, darling, it’s gonna make you feel like a badass. Why? Because this workout is all about getting your body into this sexy little state called Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC). Sounds fancy, right? It means your body’s gonna be burning calories like a mofo even after you’re done with the workout. Oh, sweet macaroni!

And if you’re a busy professional juggling a million things—like we all are—this type of exercise is your new BFF. These workouts are short, sweet, and pack a punch. So forget the gym; just squeeze in a quick session whenever you can, and watch your life transform.

Now, let’s talk science for a hot second. Before you dive into the wild world of this workout, you’ll have your height and weight measured (you know, the usual jazz). Then comes the two-hour oral glucose tolerance test to check how your body processes sugar—’cause nobody wants to be a sugar crash queen.

Next up: body composition. This involves a fancy-shmancy dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan, which sounds like something straight outta Star Trek. But trust me, it’s legit. And finally, we’ll analyze your blood samples from the OGTT, measure plasma insulin concentrations using an ultra-sensitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and check your blood glucose levels.

Boom! Science, baby. Get ready to hit this workout hard and watch your body thank you in the most fabulous way possible.