What the Heck is HIIT??

Get Ready to Burn More Fat in Half the Time!

If you've been to a gym or opened a fitness magazine lately you've probably have at least heard of the word HIIT, but what the heck does HIIT even mean? HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training, and it has very quickly become one of top trending ways to burn fat. Why? Because if done correctly you can burn up to 9 times the amount of fat than a traditional steady-state cardio workout would!

How is it Done?
HIIT is done by alternating high intensity exercises with low intensity exercises (or resting) for a set amount of time (20-60 seconds) and can be done with pretty much any bodyweight exercise including running, squatting, lunging, kicking, punching, jump roping, & more! 

Benefits of HIIT

  • Metabolism Increase- HIIT will speed up your metabolic rate for up to 48 hours after you've finished working out. 
  • Fast & Convenient- Most HIIT routines are less than 30 minutes and you can literally do it anywhere since little to no equipment is required. Gone are the days of not having time to workout! 
  • No Equipment Required- The only weight you need for HIIT is the weight your own body supplies. Most moves in HIIT routines use bodyweight exercises; although, feel free to add weighted moves to up the intensity. 
  • Burns More Fat While Retaining Muscle- Studies have shown that over a 20 week period, people who consistently did HIIT routines burned 9 times the amount of body fat and retained more lean muscle mass over the people who just did low intensity, steady-state cardio. 
Ready to give HIIT a try? Here are few example workouts for you to give a go!

10 Minute Beginner HIIT Workout 
3 rounds- 20 seconds high intensity, 10 seconds rest
  1. Jumping Jacks
  2. Squats
  3. Jab, Cross (Right Side)
  4. Jab, Cross (Left Side)
*30 seconds of rest in between each round

Advanced HIIT Workout
3 Rounds- 45 seconds high intensity, 15 Second Rest
  1. Burbpees
  2. Jumping Lunges
  3. Tricep Dips
  4. Side Lunges
  5. Push-ups
  6. Tuck Jumps
  7. Mountain Climbers

*1 minute of rest in between each round

Have you tried HIIT Before? Let us know your favorite workout in the comments below!

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