High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) are short but intense (and effective) workouts that provide HUGE health benefits. The key is to hit it hard and strong (with great form); this is not a steady-state, low heart rate activity. You’ll definitely break a sweat.
HIIT workouts include the following types of exercises, including (but not limited to):
- body weight movements;
- power lifting;
- playground activities, such as sled pushes and pulls;
- multiple-mode training, on equipment such as cycle ergometers, treadmills and ellipticals; and
- heavy rope drills.
Here’s a bit of science to back up the metabolic effectiveness claims, courtesy of the Idea Health & Fitness Assn. You you can click here for the full report.
Now go run!