TAKE A HIIT : HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING
Struggling to see results from your workouts is a problem for many people, especially those who are trying to shed fat fast. Which is why it isn’t uncommon for people to find themselves thinking “Man, this is taking far too long” or, “I’ve been here for a month now and my waistline is still the same.” despite slaving over the weights and treadmill.
There are several things to consider here. Maybe you’re spending too much time Instagramming your hypothetical biceps, trying to find a Pokemon behind the weight benches or spending too much time ogling hot girls. You don’t really need to spend hours in the gym to hit your fitness goals. Anywhere from half an hour to an hour can do the trick, that is if you do it right.
During this time, you should make the most of every second and relentlessly exert yourself. But it’s not humanly possible to lift weights at a stretch. You can, however, incorporate HIIT Training into your fitness routine to utilize the time.
HIIT stands for High Intensive Interval Training and what it means is a cardiovascular workout that mixes short bursts of anaerobic exercise and less-intense recovery periods. Ditching the scientific mumbo-jumbo, what you do in it is you go balls out for say 30-40 second till your heart is about to press the self-destruct button. Then rest for 20-30 seconds to pull your guts back together so that you can do it again. Essentially, repeat this over and over from anywhere between 4 to 30 minutes. The idea is to burn as much as you can in a short period of time. It’s not the most appealing idea, but it is effective.
It surely is time efficient. You may not have the time to go to the gym but you surely can spare a few minutes. As the body is being exerted fully, the recovery cycle needs to keep up with it, resulting with more fat burn. This doesn’t really need any weights or machines (of course you have the option to use them), so you can do it anywhere. And moreover, researches show that HIIT training increases metabolism by 450%. However, life is an irony and everything is not always good. HIIT is not for everybody. If you don’t have a basic fitness level, you might not be cut out for it. Though short, the high intensity can leave you with sore muscles and even damage them. And if you don’t have correct form, you might even seriously injure yourself.
With that out of the way, if HIIT still appeals to you, here are 3 ways to get you started.