What is HIIT Training?
WITH so many new and exciting forms of exercise available to people these days, one of the things I’m often asked about is why I love HIIT. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is the one form of exercise I love because of two simple reasons.
One – I’m time poor; and two – it works.
HIIT involves performing functional movements at a high intensity over short periods of time. It’s never boring and is guaranteed to make you work hard.
Here’s an example of what a 20-minute workout may look like if you use this theory, let’s call it “Shanee’s Heartstarter”, and it goes like this:
◆ Medicine ball squat presses x 10
◆ Assisted chin-ups x 10
◆ Step-ups x 10
◆ Walking lunges x 10
◆ Burpees x 8
◆ Sumo jump squats x 10
◆ 45 seconds rest x three rounds
While this may seem like a short, 20-minute workout, the beauty of it is within the first minute your heart rate will shoot up.
There’s a good reason why I love workouts like this and it is because it gets you going and burns calories.
Over the course of this short but sweet workout, you will work your core, legs, biceps, triceps, abs and legs. The more lean muscle you have on your body, the faster your metabolism works and the more calories you burn throughout the day. It is about creating a routine that works for you.
Your heart rate will increase quickly and you’ll find that it will continue to stay at a decent rate for the entire 20 minutes.
Now imagine doing that in a group environment and you have a recipe for training that is intense and will work your entire body in a short space of time.
So many popular forms of exercise are around today but at their core remains the proven method that HIIT works.
Who said you need to train for hours to get fit and strong? Once you get your head around the concept of working harder for shorter periods, it’s a form of exercise you will not only look forward to doing but in no time you’ll find yourself eagerly waiting to see what each day’s workout will look like.
If you’re short on time and want results, then look more into HIIT. You might find that, like me, it will change how you look at exercise.
F45 is designed to take the HIIT concept to the next level, giving everyone who does a 45-minute session strength, intensity and fun. Head to www.f45training.com.au/ipswichcentral for more information.