High Intensity Interval Training is a great way to maximize the time you spend in the gym. This form of exercise incorporates short intense work periods with longer duration recovery periods. This is a very efficient form of cardiovascular exercise. Visual H.I.I.T. sessions may vary from 9-20 minutes total. These short high intensity workouts will improve anaerobic capacity, improve glucose metabolism, and encourage fat burning. Your exercise post oxygen consumption levels will increase, following this form of training. This will cause your body to continue to burn calories for hours after your workout. A H.I.I.T. routine should be designed based on the persons current fitness level. A good recommendation is to start with 15 seconds of hard work and incorporate between 30-60 seconds for recovery. Try to get 4-5 rounds with good quality effort. The best way to incorporate H.I.I.T into your current routine is to consult a fitness professional to help you design a routine that is appropriate for your current fitness level. Maximize your time in the gym by doing H.I.I.T in conjunction with your current routine. Come see one of our trainers who would be more than happy to get your started.
BY: Joel Palau
Certified C.S.C.S., CPT, B.S. Dietetics and Nutrition
Posted on 12/17/2013 at 11:00:00 PM