HIIT stands for high intensity interval training and is typically a 10-30 second maximal effort burst with 1-3 minutes of lower intensity exercise or rest. Generally speaking a session is short and sweet, lasting no longer than 10-20 minutes.
Example HIIT session:
2 minute warm up (30 seconds each x 2)
4 minutes (part 1- STRENGTH) 20 seconds on 10 seconds off x 8
4 minutes (part 2- CARDIO) 20 seconds on 10 seconds off x 8
2 minutes (part 2- CORE) 20 seconds on 10 seconds off x 4
Some of the benefits of HIIT are that it’s challenging, it’s time efficient, extremely fun and has the ability to burn lots of calories in a short period of time. Due to the intensity, there is an increased risk of injury, so make sure you are properly warmed up and that you don’t choose exercises that you cant perform correctly.
There is no equipment needed for the above workout so there should be no excuses! If you have any questions about this blog, or anything else fitness related, get in touch.
Happy training guys!
Written by Charlie Watts