High-intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is one of the hottest workouts around right now, and for good reason. This fast paced, powerful workout combines cardio and strength training moves to create a fat-burning routine that will keep you on your toes. HIIT has also been shown to be more effective at burning fat than traditional cardio workouts.
HIIT helps you burn more calories throughout the day, even after you’re done working out, by increasing oxygen use in the body for up to two hours post-workout. HIIT also has the potential to improve insulin sensitivity and drop cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Another benefit of HIIT workouts? You don’t need a gym membership to participate.
With a few simple items like free weights and kettle bells, you can do a HIIT workout anywhere. At home gym equipment is often made of natural gas and oil derivatives. Hand weights and kettle bells are sometimes coasted in neoprene, aerobic steps are made of plastic and mats are constructed with slip resistant PVC. If you’re using fitness accessories like fitness trackers, heart rate monitors and apps like MyFitnessPal, they are all powered by natural gas and oil.
To incorporate HIIT into your fitness repertoire, start with one session per week. Once you’re comfortable with your routine, bump it up to two or three days a week. Here are a few fast and effective routines to get you started:
- HIIT Home Workout for Beginners
- 24-minute HIIT Workout
- HIIT Workout to Lose Belly Fat
- A Quick HIIT Workout to Fire up Your Metabolism
- HIIT Cardio Workout