Love a great workout?
Have you tried HIIT?
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) refers to workouts that move between intense
bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even total rest.
HIIT is designed to get and keep your heart rate up and burn more fat in less time.
Benefits of HIIT
• Can help to speed up your metabolism therefore assisting in weight loss efforts
• It improves your overall cardiovascular health
• You can tailor your workout to your personal goals
• HIIT offers variety
HIIT is perfect for people who like to keep fit and active, but whose schedules may
be too busy to commit to a regular gym routine.
The beauty of HIIT is that the workouts are short and effective, although the punishing
nature of the workouts is something for which you should be prepared.
Such is the intensity of HIIT that even professional athletes will be exhausted after it,
but that’s a good sign as it means the workout has probably been done correctly and will
have the desired effect.
Ready to HIIT It?
The detailed infographic below is a great introduction to HIIT basics for beginners.
Check it out and then try to find a HIIT class in your town.
Infographic courtesy of http://www.myfitnessboutique.co.uk/description/hiit-classes.html
Have you tried HIIT workouts yet?
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