Are you short on time and looking for a quick workout that will get you in and out the gym in no time? A HIIT workout can be the answer for you.
You don’t have to spend countless hours in the gym every day. I know that I don’t have countless hours to do so even during competition prep. A HIIT workout is how I prefer to knock my morning cardio out. It’s easy and done with as little fuss as possible.
HIIT workout in 30 minutes
You can do almost any set of exercises for a high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout. The goal is to get your heart rate up.
Today I opted for something other than the treadmill. I wanted to mix it up a little.
Jumping jacks, mountain climbers, push-ups and alternating jump lunges are just a few things in this mix.
The essential framework of high-intensity interval training is always the same. It’s brief, all-out work periods, separated by rest periods that you wish were just a little longer.
The work-to-rest ratio can vary from 1:1 (for example, 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off) to 1:4 or more, and the rounds can be just a few or 15 or more. But no matter how long you rest, the key is that you bring everything you’ve got to your intervals.
Whatever machine or activity you choose, do it hard, fast and leave a puddle of sweat wherever you are. It’s not supposed to be easy!
What results can I expect from HIIT?
HIIT will help accelerate fat loss and improve aerobic and anaerobic endurance. HIIT will most likely produce very fast results in a short period of time.
Do you use HIIT workouts?