Oftentimes seen simply as ‘Interval Training’ , High Intensity Interval Training is, when undertaken properly and to a set protocol on which you steadily improve is EXTREMELY hard work and demands strong willpower to complete each session you set yourself.
HiiT or Sprint Interval Training consists of a number of high intensity exercises , each immediately followed by periods of recovery. The variation means it can be considerably more interesting when compared to Continuous Training (CT)…or Steady-state training.
To attain the maximum benefit from HiiT , with the least time investment, ideally the high-intensity periods should be EXTREMELY intense…as intense as you can make them. They should fatigue you quickly and you should go for them flat-out. Given that exercising at such high intensities is exceptionally difficult, the duration will be relatively short.
For best results, HiiT sessions are best undertaken on alternate days (and NOT daily or just weekly).
Training modes could include any one or more of the following:
Stepping (or cross-trainer)
My personal modes are going to be:
Stationary bike. Indoor Rower. Run/walking uphill and Cross-trainer.
Genuine HiiT sessions are an extremely time-efficient way to optimise your fat-burning mode and studies have shown that when it comes to weightloss, HiiT is far superior to steady-state cardio (I’m certainly not suggesting giving up steady-state stuff, I’ll be doing that also on my other alternate days).
If anyone out there would like to share experiences with me, receive advice and tips (I’m being guided by my stepdaughter, a Personal Trainer and sports scientist) … or simply follow this journey I’ve actually already commenced…maybe you’ll join in later if you like what you read and want results, just let me know… @Noel_Andrews , @TommyD and @Alex_PN .
Even if I simply post what I’m up to it will make me continue doing it!..I started last Friday and am doing it on alternate days…Anyone want to do join in…or follow?