Are you maximizing your time in the gym, or simply wasting your time chit chatting with other people?
Don’t walk into the gym and simply go through the motions.
You should treat your workouts like fights, Go in hard, be focused, and aim to get stronger and push yourself to the max.
Let the others chit chat and waste their time - you have goals to achieve.
You do your work and then you leave.
Now, if you are tired of doing hours upon hours of cardio only to have an “ok” physique, then it might be time to change things up.
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Cardio is my favorite method when it comes to maximizing your time and your results in the gym.
With high intensity Interval training you will boost your metabolism and optimize overall performance, which is of course the main goal, and what Our Company is all about.
HIIT Training sessions are designed with intense, short bursts of movement, followed by rest or lower intensity time so you’ll be able to recover before doing it again/moving into your next exercise.
Following this pattern brings up the heart rate quickly, and the continuous movement prevents the heart rate from going too low before the next interval starts.
#1. Burn more fat
With HIIT you’ll be able to increase your metabolic rate, and burn more fat and calories over the course of a day.
After doing HIIT it takes time for your body to get itself back to a resting state, for muscle to repair tissues, break down lactic acid, and restore hormones.
These processes can take hours and require fuel to be carried out! With that being said, doing HIIT is not a magic pill, without following the right nutrition plan and being in a calorie deficit you won’t be able to lose fat and achieve your goals.
#2.Build muscle -
Doing HIIT will not only help you burn more fat, but when combining bodyweight exercises you’ll be able to build and maintain more muscle.
Not only does HIIT cardio help with fat loss, but bodyweight exercises are also helpful for building and preserving muscle.
#3. Time efficiency
Why spend hours upon hours doing cardio at the gym or wherever you workout when you can fit in a quick intense workout and then keep your day rolling? One of my favorite things about HIIT is that this exercise routine can produce great results in a short amount of time.
#4. You can do it anywhere -
Whether you don’t have a gym membership, or maybe you’re traveling, you can do HIIT from any location without any fancy equipment or a personal trainer.
HOW SHOULD YOUR STRUCTURE YOUR HIIT SESSIONS?
The design of your HIIT routine is also depending on your endurance and fitness level.
Let's use sprinting as example:
10 seconds of sprint, and then give yourself 20 seconds to rest ... or 20 seconds sprint ... and 40 seconds low intensity.
Do this for 4 to 8 rounds ...if you're doing it right, you should be pretty exhausted by the end of it.
It could last between 10 and 30 minutes depending on your rest intervals.
If you are just getting started, then you might need to completely rest or slowly walk during the rest periods, so
you have enough energy to put into the next interval.
A good ratio for beginners is to aim for 1-part work to 2-parts rest, then adjust that ratio over time.
(Of course you can also do jump rope, biking, treadmill running, etc..)
As endurance improves overtime you might be able to maintain a light jog during your "rest" period.
Now, since this type of cardio is shorter compared to other forms of exercise you have to make sure your intensity is high if you want to maximize your work!
Remember - You can't outwork a bad diet.
The key is to combine your exercise routine with a healthy eating plan.
IS HIIT FOR YOU?
As with any new training routine, if you have any medical issues that could be affected by exercise, I would recommend talking to your healthcare provider beforehand.
The benefit of HIIT is that you adjust the intensity and repetition based on your current fitness level. Start slow, then build intensity over time.
If you need help or just want to go to the next level in your training and performance, then make sure to check out our nutrition and training programs!