Hi all, I just want to start off by cutting straight to the chase.
HIIT training is probably one of the most effective types of cardio to burn a ton of calories in a short period of time. HIIT stands for high intensity interval training and in a nutshell it means a high intensity type exercise that you will perform in a relatively short time period. For example, in HIIT you will usually do some kind of all out type sprint for 15 seconds while resting for the next minute before beginning again usually for about 10-20 minutes (if you’re a beginner). Versus the occasional type of cardio where you just run at a steady pace for 30 minutes to an hour. The ladder usually tends to bore many people and can be a dreadful way to view cardio.
So the HIIT training I do consist of doing a fast spring (close to my max speed) for roughly 20 seconds while resting (by walking) before starting my next round. I will do this until I have completed my 20 minutes. If you’re a beginner I recommend starting off with 10 minutes and gradually working your way up to 20 minutes. I don’t recommend anything more 30 minutes because it takes a huge toll on your body and you won’t be able to perform HIIT as often as you want.
I like to perform HIIT 2-3 a week when I am trying to cut weight. I have had great results with HIIT and thought I’d share with you guys.