Athletes from all different disciplines advocate using high intensity interval training (HIIT) or modified high intensity interval training (MHIIT) as a means of fat loss rather than the low-and-slow cardio that most folks turn to. There are a lot of reasons for this, first and foremost, training with short, intense spurts of energy with regulated periods of rest will involve more than just oxidative means of energy production which is why it is so much more effective for strength athletes than jogging or, dare I say, aerobics. This subject is much more complicated than I have presented it here; however, I won't be getting into any details right now because, well, it's 11:00 at night and frankly I would rather sit here with Leslie and watch cheesy vampire movies than write an in-depth blog about energy systems and their respective utilizations during training. Anyway, I have recently been trying to lose some fat because I had way too much of it and have thus begun implementing strongman events in a circuit as one of my fat loss tools. After having finished this circuit my heart rate was so high that I felt like I was drowning.
I ran this circuit 5 times with 1-2 minutes rest.