HIIT is a term which has recently been flying around the fitness industry like a kid in a sweet store (which is interesting as HIIT is supposed to shift the sweets – the effect of them that is).
HIIT stands for ‘high intensity interval training’. It means putting in all your effort, a harder amount of work, everything you’ve got for a short interval followed by a rest period or a low intensity interval. This type of training burns fat and in a shorter amount of time – so no lack of time excuses here – and if that weren’t enough it also produces ‘afterburn’ in your muscles. Once your workout is through your muscles will still keep burning calories.
So not only do you burn more fat, and in less time, you then continue to burn fat afterwards. Essentially HIIT gives you the best bang for your buck.
Give these HIIT sessions a go: 1. Sprints on the treadmill: 30 seconds work/30 seconds rest. 2. Skipping/Mountain climbers/Squat jump/Burpee: 5 rounds of 30 seconds work/30 seconds rest