Archive for May 9th, 2019

HIIT IT!

May 9, 2019

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Whether you’re new to working out or have been a life-long enthusiast of fitness, you’ve likely heard of the term HIIT when referring to workouts, otherwise known as HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING.

Sound intimidating?   It’s not.  And if you’re a member of our gym, you’ve definitely experienced HIIT workouts.

For years, people believed that you had to invest hours in the gym to see results.  HIIT is simply just taking the exercises you’re already familiar with and executing them with more intensity and stamina, interspersed with short rest breaks in between.  Do this non-stop for 30-40 minutes and you have a very strenuous exercise session that gets results!

Targeted HIIT workout sessions can help build muscle and burn fat more effectively without spending hours working out.  More so, the need for oxygen during the recovery phase to make up for the oxygen shortage during the workout helps burn more fat after the workout is done – more so than just regular or steady-state aerobic exercise.

HERE’S A HIIT WORKOUT YOU CAN DO AT HOME:
(No equipment necessary!)

-60 seconds of hard work, 100% effort
-30 seconds of rest

FOR 3 ROUNDS:
a. Push ups
b. Mountain Climbers
c. Squat Jumps
d. Split Lunges
e. Planks