HIITing The Gym: High-Intensity Interval Training Hacks

From celeb Instagram accounts and talks in the Love Island villa to posters at the gym, you will have seen HIIT workouts mentioned and endorsed pretty much everywhere.

Today, we at Simply Gym explore what HIIT is and ways in which you benefit from jumping on the bandwagon!

What is HIIT?

HIIT stands for High-Intensity Interval Training. Seeing participants conduct short bursts of exercises (and sweat A LOT); HIIT is growing in popularity across the globe.

Mix it up!

It’s true what they say; variety really is the spice of life! This is especially true when it comes to exercise. In order to stay engaged and excited by your HIIT workouts, it’s important to mix it up, trying new combinations to ensure your workout doesn’t get as stale as a loaf of old Braces!

Below are a few we recommend giving a whirl:

  • Sit-Ups
  • Jump Squats
  • Tricep Dips
  • Burpees
  • Split Jumps
  • Push Ups

By doing each exercise at a high intensity with only a short rest between sets, you will quickly see your fitness improve – #winning

Make use of HIIT’s fast and convenient nature

One of the great things about HIIT workouts is that they are fast and convenient. This is arguably one of its attractions, allowing people to put in a gruelling workout, even in their lunch break!

With options of between 20, 30 or just 45-minute HIIT workouts, we at Simply Gym are seeing HIIT made use of by busy bees and workout warriors alike.

Stay hydrated

Renowned for burning calories and fat quickly, HIIT workouts are sweaty affairs. This is why you should always stay hydrated, keeping a bottle of trusty H2O at hand during your HIIT challenge. Not thirsty? Well, you can always use the water to recreate that scene from Flashdance; it really is your call.

Life Fitness Synrgy Rigs at Simply Gym

Synrgy rigs offer a great variety of exercises that can be included in a HIIT workout. In addition, all the Synrgy classes offered at Simply Gym will give you a great HIIT workout taken by a qualified professional – and allows you to have a bit of fun with other members – give one a go they’re all part of your membership!!

Give your body a chance to recover

Though being short and snappy, HIIT workouts are hard work. So, it is important to give your body the rest it deserves, not pushing yourself too far every day. Whilst encouraging great results, not allowing yourself time to rest can be detrimental to your fitness plans, seeing you more likely to experience an injury and be out of the game for a few days.

Need help devising a HIIT plan? If so, we would love to help. With a bunch of HIIT superheroes at the gym, our Personal Trainers will be sure to put you through your paces.

You can thank/hate us later.

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