How to Lose Belly Fat In 7 Minutes A Day

How to Lose Belly Fat In 7 Minutes A Day

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The popularity of high-intensity interval training is on the rise. High-intensity interval training sessions are commonly called HIIT workouts. This type of training involves repeated bouts of high-intensity effort followed by varied recovery times.” ~ American College of Sports Medicine

Fitness and Science

Nowadays, fitness and science are two peas in a pod. While some fitness buffs may think they’ve chiseled their physique all on their own; the odds are that they’ve had some help.

Exercise science, or the study of physiology during physical activity, has advanced as quickly – if not more so – than other cutting-edge medicine.


In short, fitness owes a lot to the brains behind the brawn – the minds being diligent scientists, researchers, and fitness buffs savvy enough to know a good thing when they see it – and distributing this valuable information.


Over the last two decades, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has been all the rage. HIIT, for the unaware, is a method of exercise involving periods of rigorous activity with small breaks in between.

Per the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), HIIT training has been shown to improve:

– Aerobic and anaerobic (muscular) fitness

– Blood pressure

– Cardiovascular health

– Insulin sensitivity (helping the muscles being exercised more readily use glucose for fuel.)

– Cholesterol profiles

– Abdominal fat and body weight

– The maintenance of muscle mass

Why is HIIT so popular?

“No pain, no gain? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) surveyed more than 4,000 fitness professionals, and the results are in: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is forecast as next year’s most popular trend in fitness.” ~ BusinessWire


HIIT is immensely popular – and there are many reasons why. Here are just a few, according to ACSM:

HIIT is modifiable: HIIT training can be easily modified for people of all fitness levels and special conditions, such as those with diabetes or are overweight.

HIIT is flexible: People can introduce their favorite activity – cycling, swimming, cross-training, walking, etc. – into a routine.

HIIT produces quicker results: HIIT workouts provide benefits similar to endurance workouts, but in shorter periods of time. Additionally, the frequency in which one exercises can be curtailed with the right routine.

‘EPOC’: EPOC is short for excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. During this period (about 2 hours), the body restores itself to pre-exercise levels; burning calories at a 6-15% faster rate.

The last two – along with the ‘endorphin rush’ – is what keeps people coming back for another HIIT.

What program is right for me?

We’ve seen a proliferation of HIIT methods. The ‘Beachbody program,’ ‘p90X’, and ‘Insanity’ are all variations of HIIT. But long before these commercially popular programs was the ‘Tabata Regimen,’ named after it’s founder Professor Izumi Tabata.

Some say – and this writer agrees – that other widely-successful HIIT programs are the secondary products of Tabata’s work.

The Tabata Regimen, more commonly referred to as ‘The Tabata Workout,’ stands out for a couple of reasons. First, it’s free. Sure, you can pay 99 cents for a Tabata app (usually a timer), but there is no profit scheme. Second, it’s well-rounded. There is a blend of exercises you can incorporate into a Tabata workout. Third, it’s fast. There’s the one you’ve been waiting for, right?

But a fair warning. While the Tabata method may be short, it’s intense.

How to Lose Belly Fat In 7 Minutes A Day: ‘The 7-Minute Tabata’

Now we’re getting down to brass tacks. If you skipped to this portion, this writer encourages you to go back and read through. The above sections contain important information about HIIT; it’s effectiveness, and why the Tabata workout is different.

In other words, the preceding sections are motivators.

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