Welcome to Burst!
We developed Burst Training UK through a love of running and a desire to help people achieve their running potential.
We are an outdoor based training group providing running/fitness expertise and support. The group focuses on injury prevention through;
Physiotherapy input Functional Nutrition advice Specialised Personal Trainers
Burst training has been shown to Boost:
Due to the intensity of the workout, Burst training can elevate your metabolism for hours after exercise. This causes your body to burn fat for up to 36 hours to replace your body’s energy (glycogen) stores. With Burst training you burn more calories than traditional exercise, or burn the same amount of calories in a shorter amount of time.
High Intensity Interval (HII / Burst) Training increases the efficiency of how well your muscles draw oxygen from your blood. This is also known as oxygen uptake. When this happens, your muscles have more energy to work longer and harder. High-intensity interval training can improve oxygen consumption as much as traditional endurance training, the same benefit even if you only exercise about half as long.
A study in 2006 found that after eight weeks of doing a Burst training programme, subjects could cycle twice as long as they could before, while maintaining the same pace
All exercise raises cortisol but unlike endurance training, Burst training also raises your anabolic (muscle-building) hormones like testosterone and human growth hormone (HGH).
HIIT stimulates the production of your human growth hormone (HGH) during the 24 hours after you finish your workout. HGH is not only responsible for cell growth which is important for muscle building but also for tissue repair, it helps to slow down the ageing process!
You may think of Testosterone as the male sex hormone but it is important in both men and women for maintaining healthy bones, skin and red blood cell production.
It seems even a small amount of high-intensity exertion can have a profound effect on your brain.
In a fairly recent German study volunteers who did two 3 minute sprints (separated by 2 minutes of lower intensity) during the course of a forty-minute treadmill session demonstrated higher increases in BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) than the non-sprinters. This molecule (BDNF) is key in improving brain function, it is involved in plastic changes related to learning and memory. The study showed that the sprinters learned vocabulary words 20 percent faster than non-sprinting exercisers.
There have been many studies into blood pressure and exercise, the conclusions suggest that HIIT training will not significantly change blood pressure levels in individuals who maintain a healthy body weight. However it has been shown to assist with an improvement in blood pressure and heart rate regulation in overweight or obese individuals with high blood pressure.
Improvements in blood sugar levels have been seen in both healthy and diabetic individuals following HIIT programmes. A summary of 50 studies found that HIIT is more effective in reducing both blood sugar levels and insulin resistance than traditional continuous exercise programmes.