HIIT your way to fit!
There is no doubt about it that everywhere you look in the world of fitness you will come across HIIT training.
I personally LOVE HIIT ♥, and I run sessions called Metafit which just use your own bodyweight.
There is a myth surrounding HIIT that only super fit people can do it but this is just nonsense as all exercises can be tailored to suit the individual.
Lets take a look at what HIIT is and why you should LOVE IT too….
What is HIIT?
High-intensity interval training is a training method that involves short periods of pushing your body to its limit (hence ‘high intensity’) with periods of rest or lower-intensity exercise, such as walking. HIIT can be done purely using your own bodyweight or you can mix it with resistance using kettlebells or dumbbells.
♥ Reasons to LOVE HIIT ♥
Almost anyone can do it – HIIT workouts can be scaled up or down to your fitness level. As time goes by you will see that your ability level increases as your body adapts and gets leaner and stronger. So, don’t let your age or fitness level stop you trying a new great workout! Check with your doctor before if you’re unsure – be safe!
Accelerates fat loss – your metabolism is elevated up to 24 hours after a HIIT session.
Saves time – most HIIT sessions are 20-30 minutes long. Cardio sessions are often 60 minutes plus.
Motivating – HIIT uses variety in each session with several exercises so you stay motivated and your body is constantly challenged.
Anywhere, anytime – yes, you can do it at home with no equipment
Athletes have been interval training for decades to make quick performance gains in the shortest amount of time, so why shouldn’t you?
Warm up and stretch – As with any exercise it’s important to warm up before and stretch at the end to prevent injury.
Variety is the key – Combining HIIT with low-intensity steady-state cardio and strength training will increase muscle mass and reduce body fat.
Rest is important – You need to give your muscles time to rest and repair so have at least one complete day off a week.
I hope this inspires you to give it a go, start feeling good today!