What Is HIIT?
So what is this HIIT training that has been causing such a buzz these past few years? If you are one of my clients then you have heard of this and most likely even had you do this type of training. HIIT stands for “High Intensity Interval Training” this is intervals with short burst of high intensity (6 sec to 4 min, for 90% of your max aerobic capacity) Followed by intervals of rest alternating
This HIIT training can be done with a vast amount of exercises, such as
Sled pushes and pulls
Sprinting ( very common form of HIIT)
Jumping rope ( added in with a strength training exercise is great)
Plyometrics and calisthenics
Even power lifting
Many fitness professionals including myself support HIIT as a time effective way to increase fitness level and performance, as well as health. Most clients and people just like yourself are always tight on time and it makes it hard for them to get to the gym, or makes a good excuse as to why they skip the gym. With HIIT however this is not the case because all you need is time and your body! So even if you cant make it to the gym you can workout at home or the office by doing HIIT with ether bodyweight exercises or something like a jumprope.
HIIT workouts are a great option for people of all fitness levels and goals. If you are going to try HIIT for the first time I recommend using some type of heart rate monitor, make sure you are well hydrated (and have water with you), have a fitness towel, and are warmed up well. Keep your eye our for my next blog for a sample HIIT workout!