Getty Imagespraetorianphoto You know that girl on the elliptical who sticks it out for an entire episode of This Is Us, slogging away at the same pace for the whole thing? (Maybe you even are that girl...?) Welp, sorry to break it to her (you?), but she could be spending a lot less time in the gym each week and seeing even better results, thanks to something called HIIT (a.k.a. high-intensity interval training—and, yup, it's pronounced "hit").The technique doesn't require fitness influencer-level skills, either: you can do HIIT with any workout, as long as you're mixing up short, intense bursts of activity with less hardcore moves or complete rest in between. Still not convinced you should give it a try? Allow me to change your mind... 1 It burns more calories while you're working out. Who wouldn’t love a workout that’s more efficient? HIIT burns 25 to 30 percent more calories than resistance training, cycling, and treadmill running, according to a study … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons To Try High-Intensity Interval Training
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Sometimes it seems that all we hear about is the magic of HITT — high-intensity interval training. This protocol alternates short periods of intense exercise with longer periods of moderate activity with a goal of reaching up to 95 percent of your maximum heart rate during the intensive times. While proponents promise quick results, the concept can be daunting for anyone who is just starting a workout program, recovering from an injury or surgery or packing a little more weight than ideal. So let’s talk about LISS: Low-intensity steady state. LISS involves extended periods of exercise done at 50 to 60 percent of your maximum heart rate. Sports medicine specialist and physical therapist Kevin McGuinness, who practices at Washington Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, said this typically includes activities such as walking, swimming or even jogging or biking at an easy pace. “LISS is any activity that gets your heart rate up just a little bit and for a longer period of … [Read more...] about Tired of high-intensity workouts? Get more with LISS
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Move Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Phys Ed Just trying a H.I.I.T. workout for the first time may be a critical step in including high-intensity training as part of your everyday routine. ByGretchen Reynolds May 30, 2018 Few people interested in fitness are unfamiliar with the concept of high-intensity interval training, or H.I.I.T., which involves very short, very strenuous bursts of exercise interspersed with periods of rest. But many people are intimidated to try such workouts. As my colleague Tara Parker-Pope reported recently, using a heart-rate monitor helped her overcome her fear of H.I.I.T. But a new study shows that for many, just trying an H.I.I.T. workout for the first time may be a critical step in including high-intensity training as part of your everyday routine. The study undercuts some widespread assumptions about the psychological … [Read more...] about Hate High-Intensity Exercise? Try It. You Might Like It.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Move Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by The popular fitness trend sounds brutal. But a simple tool can make it speed by. ByTara Parker-Pope May 29, 2018 High-intensity interval training is one of the biggest trends in fitness, but it has always seemed a bit scary to me. To a mere mortal with achy knees and an aging body, even the acronym — H.I.I.T. — sounded intimidating. But recently, I overcame my fears of intense interval training, which involves bursts of all-out exercise followed by brief periods of rest. When it was all over, not only did I feel great, but to my surprise, I enjoyed it. And a wave of scientific evidence suggests that H.I.I.T. workouts are exactly the type of exercise a middle-aged, out-of-shape body should be doing. Research has shown that H.I.I.T. workouts are the best exercise at any age, and for older people especially, … [Read more...] about Scared of High-Intensity Interval Training? A Heart Monitor Can Make it Fun and Easy
While we would all love to be fit and healthy, many people are in a position where exercising just doesn’t fit into a busy schedule. Sure, it’s something of a cop out to say that you just don’t have time to get in shape, but when you consider the time it take to get to and from the gym, as well as the time that needs to be spent to get a good workout in, you begin to see the validity of that argument. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) solution may well just be the answer for those whose schedule doesn’t have much in the way of free time. It is possible to get an effective HIIT workout done in just 15 minutes, which is an amount of time that everyone can spare each day. The goal of HIIT is to work in short, extreme bursts, with short periods of rest in between. A perfect example of how a beginner would start with this sort of training comes via running. When out for a walk, run as fast and as hard as you can for 1 minute, and then follow that up with 2 … [Read more...] about The Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training