Building an aerobic base using the 4Q Metabolic 4 Phase approach should improve our weight loss clients ability to burn fat at higher intensities and tolerate greater demands of exercise. We should also see an improved ability to utilize and mobilize blood sugar and control blood pressure. Then High Intensity exercise may be considered which offers numerous weight loss benefits including
- Higher EPOC
- Increased Anabolic Hormone Production leading to increased lean body mass
- Shorter duration workouts
- Improve V02max
- Reduce Blood Sugar
For clients looking to add muscle, from a metabolic perspective, we can identify that most vigorous weight training sessions fall into the HIIT category. Therefore, for health considerations, Sub-Threshold training should be used to prevent overexposure to high intensity stress.