High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a type of exercise that involves short bursts of intense activity followed by periods of recovery.
Some potential benefits of HIIT include
- Increased cardiovascular fitness: HIIT can help improve cardiovascular fitness by increasing heart rate and blood flow.
- Increased metabolism: HIIT can help increase metabolism, leading to increased calorie burn and weight loss.
- Improved insulin sensitivity: HIIT can help improve insulin sensitivity, benefiting those at risk of or with type 2 diabetes.
- Increased muscle mass: HIIT can help increase muscle mass, particularly in the legs and lower body.
- Time-efficient: HIIT workouts can be completed in a shorter amount of time than other exercise types.
To incorporate HIIT into your workouts, try incorporating sprints, burpees, jump squats, or mountain climbers into your routine. These exercises can be performed in short bursts of high intensity followed by periods of low-intensity recovery. It is important to start slowly and gradually increasing your HIIT workouts’ intensity, and duration as your fitness level improves. It is also important to allow adequate recovery between HIIT workouts to prevent overtraining and injury.