Pump it up: How Matcha helps your HIIT workout

Everyone loves seeing exercise pay off. Nothing beats feeling great, looking amazing, and that awesome sense of pushing yourself as hard as you can. If you’re not yet familiar with High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), it’s one of the fastest ways to burn calories and develop your muscles in record time. Here’s a little peek at what the HIIT hype’s all about and how Pre-Tea’s Matcha HIIT is perfect for unlocking the energy you need to do HIIT at your very best.

What is HIIT?

In short, HIIT stands for High-Intensity Interval Training. It’s a super-charged workout in which you break up your exercise into intense, short bursts and intersperse these with brief recovery periods. HIIT works great with a whole range of different exercises, from sprinting or weight lifting to biking or swimming. Most of the time, HIIT is even a super way to get in your daily dose of exercise at home, right in your living room.

Benefits of HIIT

What happens when you HIIT? If you’re already into interval training, HIIT simply takes this to the next level. Rather than just aiming for a faster heart rate during your ‘go’ intervals, HIIT means pushing yourself as hard as you can go. Going at maximum (and we mean maximum!) intensity for short periods, then resting in between means you’re switching between your body’s anaerobic and aerobic systems. Training, testing, and building your lean muscles while burning fat at a turbo-charged rate this way helps:

  • Enhance your cardiovascular abilities;
  • Boost your metabolism;
  • Push your limits further for better long-term results; and
  • Work up a real sweat!
  • Mix into other PreTea blends in our non slip infuser flasks.

How Matcha HIIT can help…

As well as being highly rewarding, HIIT is extremely intense. Driving your body to use its anaerobic exercise system puts some strain on your muscles, and can lead to oxidative stress and muscle breakdown. Which is where matcha green tea comes in. It’s naturally full of EGCG, an antioxidant that reduces this muscle damage while speeding up your body’s fat-burning mechanisms.

Mixed in with your regular Pre-Workout green tea, matcha gives that extra energy hit (or HIIT!) to help you crush those intense intervals. The caffeine from matcha leaves also works with amino acid L-Theanine to keep your energy levels sustained and help avoid unwanted crashes. So you can enjoy longer-lasting natural energy as well as heightened focus and concentration for your whole workout. No excuses, just results!

Pre-Tea Matcha HIIT

Whether you want to beat your personal best, burn fat quicker, or train for longer performance, Pre-Tea’s Match HIIT is made for, well, HIIT! Available in long-lasting, tough little 50g tins, simple to throw in your sports bag any time. Made from ‘AAAAA’ super-grade matcha, they’re green tea leaves that have been ground down into a beautiful bright green powder. And just as easy to mix with boiling water or add to your favourite Pre-Tea Sencha flavor for that extra matcha HIIT!

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