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V. Averee Mason

“If Not Now When? If Not You Who?”

Before I kick it off with a little bit about me, I want to share a famous quote by Will Smith: “Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.

What up Fitfam! Its ya boy Averee Aka Ave.  I’m currently a full student at CSU. Im studying in the field of HDFS (Human Development and Family Studies) I guess I can say a lot of my determination stems from sports, mainly football. I started playing as a youngin and stuck with it up until just recently after running the field at CSU. Although fitness has grown to be a huge part of who I am, through my eyes it’s bigger than just me. I see it as my opportunity to perfect my craft in order to help those who strive to accomplish similar goals. Don’t get me wrong this lifestyle is tough, and requires lots and lots of effort, diligence and heart. If you possess those three things your on the right track. If you don’t and want to, surround yourself with those who do. I’m excited to be collaborating with Never Stop because one, they’re bringing straight heat to the table and two, they have a dope vision that I think will help people become their best selves.

High Intensity Interval Training

One of the hottest trends in the fitness community designed to burn body-fact through short, but intense bouts of movement. Read below for some information behind this style of workout and why it works so well!

Anaerobic interval training utilizes the body’s reserves of energy. As a result, metabolism stays elevated and continues to burn calories for hours after the workout has finished. This is due to something called the excess post-exercise oxygen consumption otherwise called the EPOC effect. HIIT training allows the body to not only burn a lot of calories during the workout, but also continue burning calories long after the workout has finished!

The intensity level of HIIT places a significant amount of metabolic stress on muscle tissue. It is because of this stress that the in order to promote the repair process, the body will produce higher levels of human growth hormone, testosterone and insulin-like growth factor-1 to repair damaged muscle proteins. All of which can lead  to increases in muscle volume and definition.

The majority of HIIT workouts and exercise protocols rely on the body as the focus of the routine. This means that there is no need to touch any weights, cables, or machines; all you need is a little space and a minimal amount of time to utilize HIIT.

One of the main obstacles when it comes to an effective workout routine is usually the amount of time it takes. However, with HIIT, even only 20 minutes of training can be as efficient as an hour of running on a treadmill. 20 minutes at the lunch break can pack in some amazing results! Using the Tabata training method can help make even more effective use of time, but check back soon for more on that!

According to the American College of Sports Medicine, HIIT can come with some serious benefits.

  • Aerobic and Anaerobic fitness
  • Blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Insulin sensitivity (which helps the exercising muscles more readily use glucose for fuel to make energy)
  • Cholesterol profiles
  • Reduction of abdominal fat and body weight while maintaining muscle mass.
Interval training has been used for years because of the incredible list of benefits associated with the style of workout. However HIIT Interval training is becoming an increasingly recognized and well-liked method of training. It is not only beneficial because of the list of associated health benefits, but also because it is so time effective. In today’s busy world, maximizing time efficiency can be a great step in becoming a healthier you!