Before you begin a HIIT exercise program, take a fitness test or substantially increase your level of activity. Medical clearance from a doctor may be an appropriate safety measure to consider before staring a HIIT or any other form of exercise training.
Extra caution should be taken by anyone who has been living a sedentary lifestyle, smokes, has a family history of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, abnormal cholesterol levels. Consult a physician before taking a fitness test or substantially increasing your physical activity
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Who would benefit from HIIT Workout?
Someone looking to burn as much fat as possible or someone looking to increase aerobic and anaerobic endurance significantly would all benefit greatly from a HiiT workout program.
Anyone who participates in a sport where the intensity varies constantly will benefit greatly as well. HiiT simulates a sport like basketball or soccer very well in that low to moderate intensity is constantly alternated with high intensity.
What is HIIT?
(HIIT) is an advanced form of interval training and is a form of cardiovascular exercise. We use alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. Usually HiiT sessions may last anything from 4-30 minutes. The majority of the workouts I provide will be set for a time of about 20 minutes. These form of workouts provide improved fat burning, glucose metabolism and improved athletic capacity.
A HiiT workout consists of a warm up period of exercise, followed by a period of high intensity exercise intervals which are separated by medium intensity exercise for recovery. Finally a HiiT exercise ends with a period of cool down exercise. The high intensity exercise should be done at almost maximum intensity. The medium exercise should be about 50% intensity.
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