Are you ready to challenge yourself?
HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. And that is exactly what it is. Short bursts of maximum effort, and to be TRUE HIIT, it needs to be all out, pushing to the limit. It is an efficient way to improve fitness, cardiovascular health, and burn some fat.
This is a very short, intense cardiovascular exercise and is not made for every fitness level. Slowly work your way up to max effort and be proud of your accomplishments!
There are active bouts (getting up to 90% of your heart rate max) and recovery bouts (walking at a slow to moderate pace or complete rest). The work to rest ratio is 1:1 but can be varied up to 1:4 ratio. The key to this type of training is the intensity and intervals. Hence why the name has both of those terms in it! We recommend up to 20 – 30 minutes of HIIT training, about two to three times a week depending on fitness level and conditioning.
Sprints: walk for 3 minutes and then begin a light jog for 5 minutes. After you have properly warm up and gotten the blood flowing, let’s kick it into gear! Sprint as fast as you can for a short duration (10 – 30 seconds) and then allow your heart rate to come down for about the same time duration as your sprinting set. Alternate with this for 20 – 30 minutes.
Complete each exercise, Mountain Climbers / Jump Squats / Burpees, one after another : 30 seconds of work / 60 seconds rest / for 5 sets
The major bonus of HIIT style workouts is you can burn a significant amount of calories in a short period of time. You also burn calories for hours after the HIIT workout is finished. That’s a plus in our book. Get ready to work and see the results!
Reach new fitness goals and let us know if you prefer HIIT or LISS cardio.
High Intensity Interval Training workouts are great if you are in a time crunch or if you do not have any equipment. You can get this workout done anywhere as long as you are willing to work! Use a heart rate monitor to track your heart rate. Push yourself and make it a TRUE HIIT workout!