High Interval Training (HIIT) has taken the Fitness World by storm, and for good reason. The workout methodology is carried out by short bursts of intense movement followed by a short rest period. Keep reading for a list of the many benefits HIIT offers so you can “hit” the ground running on your fitness journey.
HIIT can burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time. In fact, studies have found that HIIT can burn 25-30% more calories than running, biking, and weightlifting, and can produce more health benefits than a longer, more moderate workout. As such, HIIT workout can be as little as 10 minutes to be effective. This is a perfect way to fit a workout into a busy day!
In addition to efficiency, HIIT also has numerous health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health and lowers blood pressure. HIIT is also a great way to promote fat loss due to its “after burn effect,” where your body continues to metabolize post- workout.
Improved Sport Performance
Whether you’re an athlete trying to improve your agility or just trying to improve your overall fitness, a few short sessions of HIIT workouts has the power to improve speed and efficiency.
Adaptability and Variety
HIIT is suitable for a large range of levels and can also be done at home, with little to no equipment, making it accessible to many. It can also be applied to all different tyoes of workouts which keeps exercise fun and interesting.