HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training
HIIT describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest.
People often think that in order to get fit or to lose weight they need to undergo long boring hours on the treadmill or pounding the pavements. This is not the case. One huge benefit of HIIT is its efficiency.
A lack of available time is one of the most common reasons (or perhaps excuses) for not excercising. A HIIT workout can last just 15 minutes but the benefits will last much longer. Fat will continue to burn at a higher rate during the 24 hours following a HIIT workout, compared to say a long steady paced run which uses up much more time.
You can do a HIIT workout with absolutely no equipment. Using simple exercises such as high knees, squats, push ups, lunges or virtually any exercise you can dream up will ensure that the workouts are never boring!
What are you waiting for? Give it a go today.
Example workout (25 mins):
Squats - 40 seconds exercise/ 20 seconds rest
Push ups - 40 seconds exercise/ 20 seconds rest
Lunges - 40 seconds exercise/ 20 seconds rest
Burpees - 40 seconds exercise/ 20 seconds rest
Plank - 40 seconds exercise/ 20 seconds rest
Repeat All 5 times