H.I.I.T is the biggest fitness trend and this one is set to stay.
The reason why is that High Intensity Interval Training WORKS!!! And I speak as a Fitness Expert who’s been doing this for 20 years. I first learnt about this style of training when I joined the Army. Back in those days I was seriously unfit, and in fact at school I did no sports and had little confidence. And this was one of the reasons that in my 20’s I decided to sign the dotted line and join the army, as I wanted to become a strong, fit girl. This was one of the best things I could have done, as this is where I challenged myself and changed. Fitness was a big part of our daily training sessions and was always H.I.I.T-based workouts. I found that within 2 weeks I was fit and able to do all the workouts, and had quickly got in shape.
Throughout my 20 years in the fitness industry I have always used this style of training, and for me it is not new. It has actually been around for a long time, but finally the fitness industry has named it and branded it, and now everyone wants to be HIIT FIT.
SO WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF H.I.I.T.?
It is quick. It burns body fat 9 times faster, even after you have worked out.
It increases your natural calorie burn.
It slows down the ageing process as it stimulates the Human Growth Hormone (this is what keeps us looking radiant).
It burns fat, not muscles.
It increases your lung capacity.
It is doable.
It makes training more fun.
And you can do it anywhere.
CAN ANYONE DO IT?
Yes. As a fitness expert I know that we can all get fit Here are 2 of my H.I.I.T Workouts. If you are a complete newbie to exercise, then you can start off with doing an H.I.I.T Walking Workout. This kind of exercise is low impact, but will build up your fitness levels.
H.I.I.T. can be applied to any form of exercise, from swimming to cycling, lunges to skipping. You simply focus on doing short bursts of working at a harder faster intensity, and then have bursts of recovery. These bursts can be from as little as 20 seconds up to 60 seconds, then recovery can be in spells of 10 – 30 seconds.
Here is My 4 minute Front Room H.I.I.T. Workout from my latest H.I.I.T book.
The workouts above, are all taken from my new “HIIT Book” which is available in all good books shops from June 2015.