High intensity interval training is a great way to get the most out of your workout. It can improve your fitness level, sense of well-being and more. Here’s how it works and why it’s so beneficial.
What is high intensity interval training?
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of aerobic exercise that alternates between high-intensity intervals and low-intensity recovery periods. It’s great for fat burning, cardiovascular health, and muscle toning.
HIIT can be done in many different ways: running on the treadmill or walking on an incline; using resistance bands; cycling on an indoor stationary bike or outdoors on your road bike; playing basketball or soccer with friends; swimming laps at the pool–the possibilities are endless!
How to do high intensity interval training.
To perform HIIT, you will need to warm up for 5-10 minutes by jogging or cycling at an easy pace. Then increase your intensity by speeding up the speed of your movements and/or incline level. Keep going until you’re at 100% effort (if you can’t say “I’m really pushing myself right now” then it’s not high intensity).
- How often should I do it?
The best way to find out how often is through trial and …