HIIT training is the craze right now. Why? Because it works! Those who utilize HIIT workouts not only get done with their workouts in lightning-fast speeds, but they also burn more calories and maintain that caloric burn long after the session is complete – turning themselves into a fat-burning furnace.
The question then becomes, with all of the up-side to HIIT training, why wouldn’t everyone want to do it? Well, many do and quickly realize it isn’t easy. HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training. Also knows as, “OMG, this might kill me.” Ok, that last part might be a joke (not really).
HIIT workouts are made up of super intense bursts of energy that are followed up by a “recovery” phase. When just starting out, many people utilize a 1:2 ratio of work to recovery.
It should be noted that you are going to want to check with your doctor before utilizing any HIIT program you see online or the one mentioned below in this article. HIIT is extremely intense and when done correctly, rapidly elevates your heart rate, and will have you sucking wind in no time flat. So, for safety sake, it is best to speak with your doctor before engaging to ensure you are healthy enough to do such a protocol.