Diving into High-Intensity Interval Training: The Basics of HIIT
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has grown significantly in popularity due to its efficiency and effectiveness. If you’re looking to understand the basics of HIIT, this first blog in our three-part series is for you.
What is HIIT?
HIIT involves short bursts of intense exercise alternated with low-intensity recovery periods. The goal is to reach near-maximum effort during the high-intensity intervals, pushing your heart rate up to 80-95% of its maximum.
The Benefits of HIIT
- Efficiency: HIIT workouts can be done in a short amount of time, making them perfect for those with busy schedules.
- Calorie Burning: HIIT can burn a significant number of calories in a short time, and the intensity of the workout can lead to an afterburn effect, where your body continues to burn calories after the workout.
- Heart Health: The intensity of HIIT workouts challenges your cardiovascular system, helping improve heart health.
In the next blog, we’ll dive into some popular HIIT workouts and how to perform them safely and effectively. Stay tuned!