There seems to be a new flavor every month when it comes to training fads and concepts. A new fitness institution or health club popping up on every corner, or perhaps an online coach preaching something new and improved to catch the attention of health & fitness enthusiasts.
A style and technique that continues to evolve surrounds the concept of 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 you ask? Why HIIT?
Well I’ll tell you why…..
As all of you can appreciate, we have become impatient over time. We expect instant answers. Instant results. We want to sweat within seconds!
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 I 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 venues 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 – my five “F’s”
- It’s FUN
- It’s FAST
- You’ll get FIT
- You’ll burn FAT
- Train with FRIENDS