The popularity of high intensity interval training (commonly known as HIIT) has reached an all-time high, and it has quickly been boosted in name recognition; this form of exercise has actually been around for years. FFL 24 members in the Triangle might be wondering if HIIT has a place in their workout regimen.
The personal trainers at Fit For Life 24 in Apex can help exercisers of all levels decide whether to try HIIT.
Fit for Life 24 team in Apex answers three important questions:
- What exactly is HIIT? HIIT workouts alternate between several short intervals of cardio and strength training in a single session. The high intensity part comes in the form of going all-out (giving 100% effort) for short periods of intense exercise, followed by a short, active recovery period. HIIT workouts may also involve functional moves, balance exercise, or agility challenges.
- How does HIIT affect the body? When performed correctly, exercisers will typically burn more calories during a HIIT workout than during a longer workout at a steady pace. Not only that, but HIIT stimulates the body’s natural repair cycle, increasing the body’s metabolism for up to 24 hours after exercising.
- Who can benefit the most from HIIT? Because HIIT workouts are strenuous and often include unfamiliar or unusual exercises, the best candidates for HIIT already have achieved a basic level of physical fitness. Individuals with heart issues, high blood pressure, or orthopedic problems are not good candidates. However, those excluded from trying HIIT can still incorporate cardio and strength intervals into their training, albeit at a slower, less intense pace.
The combination of cardio and strength exercises in a HIIT workout can burn calories and build lean muscle faster than either one alone, and this is a compelling reason for many exercisers to give HIIT a try. Elements of HIIT can be incorporated into any workout routine by starting slow and working up to a pace that meets each exerciser’s individual needs.
To find out how to take a workout routine to the next level, give the personal trainers at Fit for Life 24 in Apex a call today!
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Apex Fit for Life 24
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Apex NC 27502
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