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:
• Jump Squats
• Tricep Dips
• 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.
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.
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.