Maintaining a fitness regime can be difficult. It can leave us questioning why we push our bodies so hard, especially when there are no discernible results to show for it. We may not be in a position to give 3-4 hours a week to working out at the gym. It can all seem like more trouble than it is worth.
That’s where high-intensity interval training (HIIT) comes in. HIIT workouts are short, snappy and admittedly punishing, but at least you’re getting one hell of a workout, and it’s also one where the effects won’t take long to show, provided you stick with it.
Also, if you don’t have the funding for a gym membership or exercise equipment, HIIT eliminates the need to put your hand in your pocket, because exercises can be done with you and you alone (although it’s nice to get a friend in on the act, too!). All you need is a bit of space to carry out the exercises and a few minutes to spare for completing the workouts.
The people at My Fitness Boutique (http://www.myfitnessboutique.co.uk/description/hiit-classes.html) created this infographic about HIIT, covering some examples of routines that you can try out, highlighting the benefits of high-intensity training and also offering some all-important tips.
If you think HIIT sounds like a gimmicky shortcut to getting fit, think again. The case studies are there to show that it is powerfully effective. If you don’t believe us, try it out for yourself. More likely than not, you’ll be a HIIT convert before long.
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