Monday 5 December 2016

Change it up with... HIIRT

Published 04/04/2016 | 02:30

What is it? HIRT, or High Intensity Resistance Training, is a lesser-known take on what we call HIIT, or High intensity Interval Training, that’s really starting to grow in popularity, alongside the growth of bodyweight and free weights training.

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What happens in a class? It’s tough, but it’s an incredibly effective workout that increases your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), your Exercise Post Oxygen Consumption (EPOC), all the while burning away those calories. Said to increase muscle mass more effectively than HIIT alone, you can expect lots of specific exercise sets, grouped together for a certain number of reps and a certain length of time, without a whole lot of rest. Several studies have shown that HIRT can increase your metabolism for up to 36 hours, post work-out, and that it actually outperforms aerobic exercises and endurance cardio, when it comes to fat loss and calories burned, but still combines aerobic and cardio elements. A typical HIRT class will see you putting your absolute all into a variety of compound exercises, including things like cable crunches, pistol squats, Russian twists and many more ominous sounding movements.

How long is each class? 30 minutes.

Where and how much? Try FlyeFit gyms; flyefit.ie where a day pass is only €9, a monthly roaming rate, €32.

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