When it comes to exercise time, most of us want to get the best workout possible in the shortest amount of time. This has caused high intensity interval training to become extremely popular as the workouts are very effective and don’t take a very long time. HIIT involves us doing very high intensity exercise to raise our heart rate followed by rest time or low intensity exercise in order to drop our heart rate back down. This helps us get much more aerobically fit and is a great way to lose weight as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • HIIT workouts are a combination of short bursts that are intense with periods of rest or low intensity exercise.
  • A HIIT routine contains intervals which is where you try to get your heart rate as high as possible before resting to lower it back down.
  • There are many benefits of doing HIIT training including improved heart health and an improved VO2 max.

“But HIIT didn’t really go mainstream until about a decade ago, when exercise physiologists started to come out with study after study demonstrating that intervals could deliver the biggest health improvement for your exercise time. In 2013, the seven-minute workout, popularized by the New York Times, appeared on the scene, and by 2016, the one-minute workout.”

Read more: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/1/10/18148463/high-intensity-interval-training-hiit-orangetheory


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