If you’re anything like me, running on a treadmill just doesn’t provide much satisfaction in your workout. Despite being a track athlete during college, I can tell you now, I don’t miss the running component one bit.
But, I hear you ask, without cardio, how do we train to burn calories?
I introduce to you H I I T; high intensity interval training.
HIIT describes any workout that alternates between bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest.
Basically, you are always manipulating your heart rate and muscles so that your body is never in a comfortable state. Doing exercises that require short bursts of energy, power and strength will help the larger “fast-twitch” muscle fibres that help to increase muscle mass and improve your physique.
Advantages of HIIT Training:
There are so many exercises that can be incorporated into a HIIT workout, you’ll never tire or get bored with the same routine. Start with something easy and work your way up, your body will thank you for it!