What is HIIT exactly?

HIIT is all the rage in the fitness world at the moment. A recent study by a top American college found that it is holding steady in the list of top fitness trends in 2017. So what is this training? Why is there so much hype surrounding HIIT?

HIIT, also known as high-intensity interval training, is a form of training where you go all out giving one hundred percent through quick, intense exercise, and then you have a short, maybe active, recovery section. The idea behind the training is that it gets your heart rate ramped up which in turn will burn more fat in a lot less time.

The Benefits of HIIT

So if you haven’t tried HIIT yet or are a little skeptical, here are the benefits you can look forward to.

  1. Increases Metabolism

When you combine high intensity with interval training, you speed up the rate of your metabolism – it can boost your metabolism for up to 48 hours after you have finished your HIIT training.

  1. It’s Quick and Convenient

The days of not having enough time to get your exercise in are gone for good. You can do HIIT workouts anywhere you like; at home, the hotel room, at the park, on the beach and in the garden.

  1. No Equipment Needed

You don’t have any dumb bells lying around where you are, well, that’s no problem at all! HIIT routines will more often than not only use your own body weight, because the aim is to increase your heart rate and maintain it. The body weight workouts will increase muscle and also muscle retention, both of those lead to fat loss and burning more calories.

HIIT Workout For Anywhere

Ready for a challenge guys and girls? See if you can give this HIIT routine a go, you can complete it absolutely anywhere. So give it ago today and get back to me on how you found the workout.

Perform each section at 100 percent and then take a 30 second break. Try and repeat the routine if you can, if you do this everyday you’ll see changes in no time at all – there’s no excuse because you could even do this in front of the TV!

-50 sit-ups

-40 jump squats

-30 push ups

-20 split jumps

-10 tricep dips

-30 sec burpees


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