Why do HIIT?
The research is overwhelming. You burn more calories than 40 minutes steady state exercises, your fitness improves, you become smarter, and overall you become a better athlete. The key is the Resting Metabolic Rate, which in simple terms is how many calories you burn after the workout increases doing HIIT Training.
Who should do HIIT Training?
Anyone who is in good health and injury free. As always, seek advice from a pro. Don’t ever just jump on a rower and go crazy, you will hurt yourself.
How much should I do?
The advice is maximum 3 times per week. Although this doesn’t mean you can’t do things in between like toning, weights, or other fitness training.
We do HIIT Training all the time in our boot camp and personal training workouts. It’s about working as hard as YOU can, resting, then going again. We find the shorter intervals work really well as they are so snappy. Boredom is the least of your worries with HIIT Training.
Get to your local camp today and ask your trainer for some HIIT Workouts.
What is HIIT Training
HIIT Training stands for High Intensity Interval Training. In other words, you work at 100% with short recover periods, leading to an overall much shorter workout. The most popular method of HIIT training is Tabata Training, 20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest. Repeat 8 times. This is a workout of around 4 minutes (not including warm up and cool down).
It's often the most under worked area in most gyms you go too. There are plenty of bicep curls, and bench presses, to go around, but if you know what you are doing, you are working your legs. Squats, lunges, burpees, leg presses, they are all tough moves, but if done correctly and focused, can produce great core results and overall fat loss. Crunches are good for the 6 pack look, but if you have some fat to shift, these wont get you very far at all. Instead follow this leg routine at least twice a week and see how you get on.