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High Intensity Interval Training

July 23, 2016


As many of you may know by now, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)has been shown to be the most effective form of cardio for fat loss. It's not the only way to do cardio, but when talking about what seems to work best, HIIT takes the prize.


HIIT consists of short all out sprints, followed by rest intervals that will last between 1 and 2 minutes in order to recover before performing an all out sprint again. These high intensity/low intensity intervals should be performed betweem 10 and 20 minutes.

Now it's important to note how these high intensity intervals should be performed, because it's where most people fail to accomplish the full benefit of HIIT.


These all out sprints are meant to last anywhere between 10 and 30 seconds, if you can perform more than 30 seconds at a time,  it means it's not intense enough. So crank up the intensity and give it your all!


After those 30 seconds, drop the intensity and walk at a slow and steady pace for 1 or 2 minutes to recover. Repeat this process 10 or 20 times per session. Usually 2 or 3 HIIT sessions a week should be enough to help you achieve your fat loss goals if followed with a proper diet.

 

Thank you for reading! If you have any questions, leave a comment below. 

 

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