HIIT-ING IT HIGH

CLEO (Malaysia) - - BUSY BODY -

BOOST YOUR STAMINA AND IN­CREASE YOUR OVER­ALL SPEED WITH­OUT HAV­ING TO SPEND LONG HOURS IN THE GYM!

WHAT IS IT? High In­ten­sity In­ter­val Train­ing (HIIT) is where max­i­mum in­ten­sity work­outs are al­ter­nated be­tween low and medium work­outs. If that’s a lit­tle dif­fi­cult to com­pre­hend, pic­ture this: Run­ning at full speed for 60 sec­onds then slow­ing down to a jog for two min­utes be­fore go­ing back to full speed again. THE BEN­E­FITS: Ac­cord­ing to the Scan­di­na­vian Jour­nal of Medicine and Sci­ence in Sports, those who in­cluded HIIT into their rou­tine saw a per­for­mance im­prove­ment by two to four per cent in less than a month. This in­ter­val train­ing also helps in­crease your me­tab­o­lism, which means your body burns more fat the whole day. THE DOWN­SIDE: HIIT will burn you out com­pletely! So if you’re a new­bie at work­ing out, it’s best you sit this one out un­til you’re more fit.

TONI BRAX­TON SPEAK­ING FROM EX­PE­RI­ENCE HAV­ING SUF­FERED FROM A HEART AT­TACK IN 2004.

SAN REMO COUS­COUS,

RM6.90.

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