Posted November 5, 2019 in Fitness Topics.
13 Reasons To Try High-Intensity Interval Training
Unless you don't want to get fit fast ...
By Ashley Oerman and Ashley Mateo
You know that girl on the elliptical who sticks it out for an entire episode of The Bachelor, slogging away at the same pace for the whole thing? (Maybe you even are that girl …?) Welp, sorry to break it to her (you?), but she could be spending a lot less time on the cardio machines each week and seeing even better results, thanks to something called HIIT (a.k.a. high-intensity interval training) — and, yup, it’s pronounced “hit”).
The technique isn’t necessarily synonymous with burpees or jump squats (though many HIIT workouts do include them): You can turn any workout into a HIIT workout (yes, even the elliptical) by alternating short, intense bursts of activity with periods of partial or complete rest.
But what exactly are the benefits of high-intensity interval training? And why should you consider making it part of your routine? Allow me to elaborate …