Fitness

Tip #8: Increase Fitness Fast With High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Written by damien

Short on time but want to get fitter faster? Try high intensity interval training or HIIT. HIIT is the process of raising and lowering the heart rate for a short but intense training session. Instead of doing slow steady heart cardio (like jogging) for 45 mins try swapping over to an intense HIIT session of around 20 minutes. You’ll burn the same amount of calories in less than half the time!

A simple example of a good HIIT routine which you could perform either outside or on a treadmill would be:

  1. 2 minute warm up at approximately 50% of your maximum heart rate
  2. 30 seconds running at full speed, 1 min of slow paced jogging
  3. 30 seconds running at full speed, 1 min of slow paced jogging
  4. 30 seconds running at full speed, 1 min of slow paced jogging
  5. 30 seconds running at full speed, 1 min of slow paced jogging
  6. 30 seconds running at full speed, 1 min of slow paced jogging
  7. 30 seconds running at full speed, 1 min of slow paced jogging
  8. 30 seconds running at full speed, 1 min of slow paced jogging
  9. 30 seconds running at full speed, 1 min of slow paced jogging
  10. 30 seconds running at full speed, 1 min of slow paced jogging
  11. 30 seconds running at full speed, 1 min of slow paced jogging
  12. 3 minutes of fast paced walking

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  • I begun using high intensity training about 6 months ago and the results have been awesome! My workouts are done in half the time, and I am losing about double the weight I was when just doing 60mins of treadmill cardio. If you haven’t tried it yet, I strongly urge you to do so!

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