HIT training is my go-to for a gym session. When I qualify as a PT I will definitely incorporate into clients workout plans as I personally feel it has given me the best results and with a busy lifestyle the most efficient use of time in the gym (15mins minimum is all you need!). You can also do it anywhere – in the gym, outside or even at home in your living room!
What is HIIT training:
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) describes a workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest.
They vary in duration but a good staring point is 30 seconds of hard work, and then 30seconds recovery. If you are new to exercise try 20 seconds work, 40 off etc.
How do you time:
I use an interval timer App on my phone. I think its great as you set it up before hand and then can concentrate on the exercises without watching the clock!
What kind of exercises:
Any!! I sometimes use a gym machine, e.g the treadmill and put it on my top running speed and jump on and off the belt. You could also use a bike, rower or treadmill. If you fancied something different you can use body weight “plyo” moves, like burpees, mountain climbers or high knees. These are great options if you want to work out at home.
Need some inspiration:
Head to the Body Coach’s facebook page! He posts HIIT workout videos which are great for speedy workouts when you can muster up the effort to work out and just want something where you can get going and get it done!
Let me know if I’ve convinced you to have a go!