HIIT-ING IT UP!

 

HIIT (high intensity interval training) is definitely one of my favourite types of training. It is a sequence of short intense anaerobic and less intense recovery exercises. And best of all, it’s extremely effective!
These intense exercises are alternated with the recovery periods to create a rather successful fat-burning combination.

 

VIGOROUS sessions are loosely based on a HIIT format but a more textbook example would be Tabata Training.

 

Tabata is 20 seconds of intense exercise with a 10 second rest period. This sequence is repeated 8 times for a total of 4 minutes. You can do as many Tabatas as you want to make a workout. It may sound pretty easy in theory, but a 10 second rest feels a lot shorter when you are actually doing it!

 

There is a stack of reasons why HIIT is good for you! But so that you don’t get bored, I’ll just mention a few below:

  • HIIT conditions both your anaerobic and aerobic energy systems

 

  • HIIT increases the amount of calories you burn in your session as well as after because it increases the amount of time your body needs to recover

 

  • If you are short on time you can get a super effective workout in just 20 minutes

 

  • You can do it anywhere with no equipment! You just need yourself and some decent willpower to give it your all!

 

That’s HIIT in a nutshell.