With only 24 hours in a day, where are you ever supposed to find out to work out? We know that most of us struggle with making time for exercise. When your inbox is out of control, your boss wants to schedule another 6 pm meeting, your kids need to be bathed, fed, and chauffeured around and a list that never ends, exercise is the first thing we stretch out of our list.
That's one of the reasons why High Intensive training (HIIT) has gained popularity as a quick and effective way to exercise.
15 minutes of interval training 3x a week does more than jogging for an hour and you won't get bored with this high intensity workout.
What is HIIT?
HIIT refers to a very specific type of workout that alternate hard-charging intervals with periods of rest or lower-intensity exercise. The period of intense exercise can be 30 seconds to a minute then rest for a similar time frame before repeating the exercise.
HIIT includes benefits like:
Burn a Lot of Calories in a Short Amount of Time
Recent studies found that HIIT workouts may burn 25-30% more calories than equal periods of other forms of exercise. And the best part is that you don't have to spend as much time working out.
With HIIT, your heart rates stays up the entire time because of the high intensity, which is optical for burning calories, making this an effective way for losing weight, but not muscle. Also, you burn more calories during and 24 hours after a workout.
HIIT includes vigorous activities, therefore before you start an exercise routine we recommend checking with your doctor that you are in a good health.
Build a Healthier Heart
Most people aren't used to training without oxygen (anaerobic workout). That lovely place where you can't breathe and you feel like your heart is trying to jump out of your chest when you are experiencing a high-intensity exercise like running, climbing or jump roping.
This type of exercise builds muscle strength in ways that improve cardiovascular endurance and heart health.
You will notice that after 8 weeks of HIIT workout, you can bike twice as long maintaining the same pace.
No Equipment Necessary
High knees, fast feet, or any jump training, all work great for HIIT, and you don't need any equipment to get it done.
Moreover, the best part is that you don't need a specific location, you can do it anywhere!