Many of you might be asking what High Intensity Interval Training means, well, according to Wikipedia High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), also called high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) or sprint interval training (SIT), is a form of interval training, a cardiovascular exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods. HIIT is the concept where one performs a short burst of high-intensity (or max-intensity) exercise followed by a brief low-intensity activity, repeatedly, until too exhausted to continue. In other words, exercising at a very intense pace for a short period; followed by a much lower intensity for the same or a different activity.Though there is no universal HIIT session duration, these intense workouts typically last under 30 minutes, with times varying based on a participant’s current fitness level.
In this article we will be focusing on three groups that would like to in cooperate or start this training into their work out regime. We will focus on the new beginners, this means those who have done some other kind of fitness work outs but have never done HIIT, those who have done it and for one reason or the other they won’t be able to go to the gym anymore or may want to be doing the training at home and the people whom want to lose weight.
Let’s get into it, the key success lies in doing the right moves, at your own pace, HIIT is supposed to be intense but you shouldn’t push yourself to the point of causing injuries and other setbacks. You need to listen to your body, modify as needed and complete each movement with proper form.
Some of the exercise that can be done in these training include Jumping jacks, Sumo squats, Push-ups, Squats, Butt kicks, Running upstairs, Swimming, Knee-ups, Burpees, Jumping rope, jog/walk, Triceps dips and Lunges.
These cardiovascular exercises can be done for about 10 minutes and are suitable for beginners if you want to increase the minutes they can be done from 20 to 30 minutes depending on the duration you want to use and the time you have in your hands.
The other thing best thing about these exercises is that you don’t need to go to the gym to do them all you need is a chair and a yoga mat and your good to go. Jogging or marching for 30 seconds can also be a good HIIT training.
For those that would like to do some HIIT training at the gym you could try some Treadmill Hill sprints, Jump rope, Bike Tabata, Air dyne “arm bike” and you can also do no equipment HIIT these consist of the ones discussed earlier in this article.
For the person who would like to lose weight the above exercises can be done both in the gym and at home. HIIT can boost your weight loss in that you are able to burn fat faster and longer, increase endurance, preserves muscle mass and one can get faster results than traditional cardio.
Commitment, consistency and adopting a total lifestyle change of eating right and watching your portions will have you achieve the desired results that you are craving for and planning for. Happy HIIT training to you lovelies and remember we all have it in us to achieve the things that we desire for our health should not be an exception.
HIIT exercise really burns the calories, however, sometimes. I don’t feel like an intense workout. Here is a list of my favorite workouts, that vary in intensity. http://wp.me/p7tYNk-49
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