Why is interval training good for your fitness?

Posted on October 12, 2017 at 7:06 am

You may have heard of interval training or HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), but what is it? And how can it help improve your fitness?

Interval training is a great way to burn off fat, and improve your overall stamina. Pushing your body to its limits for short bursts, followed be a rest period or gentle exercise. This type of workout gets your heart pumping during the intense sections and should just be slowing down during the rest periods, challenging your fitness and improving the muscles of your heart.

HIIT training can be incorporated into running, using sprints as the high level and jogs as the rest period. You can also use HIIT training in any type of exercise from abs to leg workouts. There are many fitness trainers that you can follow online that promote HIIT training. You need to have a basic level of fitness before starting a HIIT training program, so always consult your GP if you want to check you are healthy enough to start a new fitness regime.

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