HIIT

what is HIIT?
HIIT Definition -High-intensity interval training (HIIT), is a form of interval training, an exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. It is also called high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) or sprint interval training (SIT) sometimes depending on the activity you have been set. HIIT is a form of cardiovascular exercise, this means the exercises invloving the circulatory system, the heart and blood vessels. Any activity that gets your heart rate to around 50 to 70% of your maximum heart rate.
what are the benefits?

  1. ideal for a busy schedule, quick 20 mins and your done, so loads quicker.
  2. HIIT activities help burn more calories.
  3. HIIT helps you build a healthier heart.
  4. HIIT means there’s no equipment necessary.
  5. boosts endurance and your likely to stick at it.
  6. a stronger circulatory system to help delivery of nutrients.
  7. helps reduce stress.
  8. helps lose weight.
  9. keeps you thinking better and your brain younger.
  10. can help ease and get rid of depression.
  11. can help improve your sleep.
  12. helps with self confidence.
  13. helps with metabolism, digestion and hormones.

What activities are HIIT? What does a HIIT workout look like?

an example of a quick HIIT workout. thee workout can be changed and switch keeping you engaged and more likely to stick at it. these activities are done quick nd can fit into a busy routine.
so 3 rounds. 45 seconds work, 15 seconds rest.
begin round 1 –
45 secs – push ups

15 seconds – rest

45 secs – squats

15 seconds – rest

45 secs – butt kicks

15 seconds – rest

45 secs – tricep dips

15 seconds – rest

45 secs – side lunges

15 seconds – rest
end of round 1

begin round 2 –
45 secs – push ups

15 seconds – rest

45 secs – squats

15 seconds – rest

45 secs – butt kicks

15 seconds – rest

45 secs – tricep dips

15 seconds – rest

45 secs – side lunges

15 seconds – rest
end of round 2

begin round 3 –
45 secs – push ups

15 seconds – rest

45 secs – squats

15 seconds – rest

45 secs – butt kicks

15 seconds – rest

45 secs – tricep dips

15 seconds – rest

45 secs – side lunges

15 seconds – rest
this above is just an example but they can be switch up and change like adding and changing in, examples such as – sprinting, jumping jacks, sumo squats, cycling, anything to get the heart pumping!
Is it all you should do?

like i have said in my steady state cardio post and my weight lifting post – a mix is the best in my opnion. to get the best out of your body. a mix of HIIT, SS cardio and weight lifting to help your body in so many ways and keep it guessing!

Research whats best for your own body, what cardio is best for you that won’t cause your body upset or injuries, remember this is just my advice make sure you do your own research!
                       happy HIIT

                       much love J

                                  x

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