GET FIT WITH HIIT!
For those of you that dread cardio day, this workout is for you!
HIIT stands for high intensity interval training.
HIIT are workouts performed 2 to 3 times a week that last around 10 to 30 minutes. They involve a period of 10 to 50 seconds of intense cardio and then a period of 1 to 2 minutes low intensity.
There are many benefits of HIIT sessions (some argue that it is just as or even more beneficial than long periods of steady cardio) and HIIT sessions tend to burn more calories than a traditional workout too!
HIIT training has been shown to improve:
- Blood Pressure
- Insulin Sensitivity
- Abdominal Fat & Body Weight (while maintaining muscle mass)
Examples of a fat blasting HIIT Session:
- 30 second sprints, 2 min walking- repeat 4 times (10 minutes)
- 1 minute fast alternating switch lunges, 10 inverted push-ups, 30 second lateral hops- repeat 4 times (8 minutes)
HIIT training sessions are usually shorter workouts, which makes it easier for people that have busy schedules.
The options are also unlimited with these sessions; you can do more than just the examples listed above! Just make sure you do intense bursts of activity, followed by a lower intensity move, and then repeat! Integrate both a cardio and strength training workout with your HIIT session and you’ll be burning fat in no time.
So whether you enjoy steady cardio and want to change it up, or if cardio isn’t your favorite and you want to get in a quick and beneficial workout in, HIIT is the way 2 get inspired!