Monday Munchies – What is the Best HIIT Workout? + Best Post-Weight-Lifting Snacks

Hello everyone!


I hope you had a fantastic Independence day! I have a very special surprise for you today. I am combining two very cool posts for you; our regular Monday Munchies post and a fantastic post by the authors at Buffed. It was perfect how these two posts went together. Enjoy!


What is the Best HIIT Workout? is a great post that details what HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is and how it works. Matt has done a great job at laying out simple exercises for you and he even created an 8-week program for you. HIIT is excellent for muscular gains, increased cardio, and fat loss.



What is the Best HIIT Workout?

By Matt

It’s a love-hate relationship, working out.
And if you’re like most people, spending hours on end at the gym for just a few perceived benefit will suck big time. Hence the increasing popularity of high intensity training (HIIT) amongst fitness gurus.
But what IS the best HIIT workout? Go big or go home right?
The answer, unsurprisingly, depends on whether your goal is fat loss, muscle gain, increased athletic performance or simply full body transformation. The HIIT program you pick should ensure you reach your goal faster (though not easier) and with more visible results.
It’s simply following a “smarter” cardio workout routine.
In this article, I’ll be showing you a complete HIIT program for each goal type, and towards the end, you’ll learn how you should be eating to complement your training. Because the two usually go hand in hand.

Check out the whole post here. Believe me, you won't regret it!


So, now that you know how to do a proper HIIT workout, let's talk food! Food is probably one of my favorite subjects. Properly fueling your body post-workout is extremely important for building and repairing muscle.



For HIIT workouts, you want to refuel with protein, fats, and carbs. Here are some of the best options:

  • Eggs

  • Avocado

  • Cottage cheese

  • Berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries)

  • Spinach

  • Arugula

  • Collagen powder shake (no protein powder...that's a different topic)

  • Hummus

  • Crackers and cheese

  • Chicken

  • Sweet potato


Refueling is not something you want to skip. In fact, eating post-workout (up to an hour afterward) can increase recovery and prevent being overly sore. Feel free to use any of these foods in any way you'd like. Mix it up depending on your mood.


What is your favorite post-exercise snack/meal?


Don't forget to check out the great article by Buffed! Thank you Buffed for allowing me to share you article. Have a great Monday!


Until next time,

Amanda


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