HIIT Training – Maximize Your Workout In Less Time

HIIT Training – Maximize Your Workout In Less Time

Short on time, but big on results? Try HIIT!

Also known as “High Intensity Interval Training,” HIIT, may just be what you’re missing. The idea is simple: less time required to have the same impact on your fitness goals.

What exactly is HIIT? It’s a term used for workouts that involve short periods of intense exercise mixed with low-intensity recovery periods.

5 Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training:

1. It’s versatile and can make your boring routine more fun!

HIIT can take many forms. From biking to running to body weight exercises, you can do a HIIT workout almost anywhere! Your weekly exercise doesn’t have to be boring, throw some HIIT in a few times a week to add a little variety and help you stay motivated.

2. HIIT workouts will boost performance

Cardiovascular interval training will help your performance in other aerobic activities and can especially help resiliency and endurance in those who like going on long runs!

3. HIIT is more time efficient

We all lead busy lives, so why not save time when you can? It takes as little as 10-30min to reap the benefits of interval training.

4. You’ll continue burning calories after the exercise is over

You may think, if I only exercise for 15-20min, I may not burn as many calories than if I did 60min? Turns out your body continuously burns calories even after you’re done exercising, this is called Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption.

5. HIIT supports your heart health and longevity

Interval training increases the elasticity of arteries and veins better than continuous aerobic exercise and can help lower blood pressure.

Try This!
3 rounds total: 45s of work + 15s recovery

1A. Jump Squats
1B. Walking Lunges
1C. Burpees
*30s Active Recovery

2A. Push Ups
2B. Planks Shoulder Taps
2C. Burpees
*30s Active Recovery

3A. Squat Thrusters
3B. Renegade Rows
3C. Burpees
*30s Active Recovery

Please consult your physician before starting any new exercise regime. Depending on the medical condition, HIIT may not be suitable for everyone.

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-Blog written by Courtney O’Reilly