Demands on modern lives make many individuals feel crunched for time, resulting in the exclusion of exercise from their daily schedules. High-intensity interval training or HIIT is a trendy fitness workout that promises the best workout in the least amount of time. HIIT combines short bursts of intense exercises with rest or lower intensity exercises. Two to three days a week of HIIT workouts, with a 24-hour rest and recovery in between workouts is recommended.
If you are ready to take your workouts to the next level, try the HIIT workout below.
30 seconds of each exercise (1-8) = 1 set (HIGH intensity phase)
Rest or jog in place between sets for 2 minutes (LOW intensity phase)
Level 1 • 3 sets - Level 2 • 5 sets - Level 3 • 7 sets
Exercises:Jumping Jacks, Squats, Mountain Climbers, Walking Lunges, High Knees, Burpees, Bicycle Crunches, Russian Twists
The benefits of HIIT include reduced body fat and weight, especially when combined with a healthy diet. HIIT results can be seen after roughly 5 workouts when participants remain consistent and follow a routine of steady progression. To avoid injury, talk to your doctor before taking on a HIIT workout.
Dr. Elaine Soto Trevino - FitGrit Personal Fitness Trainer