HIIT

I have been receiving quite a few emails lately asking me what HIIT training is. By definition it is:  an enhanced form of interval training, an exercise strategy alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. HIIT is a form of cardiovascular exercise. HIIT sessions may vary from 4–30 minutes.

Some of the benefits of HIIT include:

  • increased metabolism
  • increased after burn
  • increased aerobic capacity
  • increased fat burn

Here is an example of a great HIIT workout! It is designed to be done on a treadmill, but can easily be moved to any piece of cardio equipment!

HIIT WORKOUT 1

This type of cardio is great for people who are short on time or people who are looking to maintain as much muscle as possible while dropping their body fat percentage. So how do you know if HIIT cardio is right for you? When I work with my clients to develop their personalized exercise program, we look at what your fitness goals are, what your current fitness level is and if you have any limitations in exercise. From there I am able to create a custom ‘recipe’ for your fitness goal! Are YOU ready to sweat?

 

*Have you ever done a HIIT workout before?

*If so, what was your workout?

*What type of cardio do you think works best for you?

15 Comments
  • OH YES, I have done HIIT! :) I actually mix it in to my regular treadmill workouts... that high end is tough stuff! I do go as high as 9.3- 9.5 speed on the treadmill - fast! :)
    March 19, 2014
  • LOVE HIIT workouts! Pinning this!
    March 19, 2014
  • Kathy
    I love HIIT! I do it on my spin bike(tabata form) and I also done it on the track when I was running (30 sec jog- 30sec, sprints) for 15 mins. twice a week . I also do a lot of Cathe Friedrich HIIT DVD's She is my favorite and incorporates a lot of different variations.
    March 19, 2014
  • I love HIIT workouts and just did one today!
    March 19, 2014
  • Sharon
    9.5 mph! Before I could program the treadmill I use to go 9.5 mph, I'd have to attach a safety net to it so that it would catch me when I fly off the back. LOL!
    March 20, 2014
  • I’m addicted to my spin bike. I am definitely going to be doing A TON of HIIT workouts! I love them since they are so quick, but so effective at the same time. Thanks for your post Sarah<3
    March 23, 2015
  • Hi Sarah, just love HIIT workouts! HIIT on the exercise bike is perfect for my short time.
    September 20, 2015
  • I always run after dinner, but a month ago, I bought a exercise bike, and then I always ride a cycle bike sice then because I am so busy.
    January 4, 2016

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