Evolving Fitness Styles
There seems to be a new flavour every month when it comes to training fads and concepts. A new fitness institution or health club popping up on every corner or a coach preaching something new and improved to catch the attention of health & fitness enthusiasts.
A style and technique that continues to evolve is High Intensity Interval Training. A training method aimed at the passionate enthusiast is driving incredible results out of people right around the globe.
So what is all this fuss about, why HIIT? We’ll tell you why… As you can appreciate we have become impatient over time. We expect instant answers. Instant results. We want to sweat within seconds!
What is HIIT?
HIIT Training is a style that’s been designed to hit you square in the face from the first minute of the session, until you find yourself crawling out of the gym! A style of training that provides an interval window for maximum effort, followed by a break period to regather yourself prior to the next effort.
This method of training has proven extremely valuable and a sure thing for most of us time poor people – we are in the gym for 30-45 minutes and we leave like we’ve been hit by a bus – efficient right? Well sure it is, provided you manage and listen to your body. By this we mean the role the fatigue factor plays. Ensure that you balance your week by incorporating less intense sessions around the high intensity training and factor in adequate rest time.
It’s not only a time factor that has HIIT training training popping up all over the world, it’s the increased demand for RESULTS around body transformation! Through HIIT’s ability to increase metabolic rate & capacity, increase insulin sensitivity, and the huge role it plays on the improved levels of one’s cardiovascular fitness. HIIT is a huge contributor in the fight against weight gain and obesity issues.
High Intensity Interval Training our five ‘F’s’
- It’s FUN
- It’s FAST
- You’ll get FIT
- You’ll burn FAT
- Train with FRIENDS
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are entirely an opinion by The Body Factory or representative thereof and do not take into account your individual health, circumstances or needs. For personal guidance, you should contact us or other qualified fitness or health professional.