HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training which consists of alternative short spurts of high intensity and low intensity workouts. For instance, if you sprint for 35 seconds and walk for another 60 seconds…that’s HIIT for you!
Multiple factors contribute in making HIIT so popular. Let’s go through some of these:
Burns more calories, not time!
We always seek for maximum results in minimum amount of time in every way possible. In the fitness world, while traditional steady state exercises may last for long hours, HIIT can last for as short as 10 to 30 minutes and can yield greater results by burning equal or more amount of calories.
Boosts your testosterone
As we all know, testosterone, proper exercise and a healthy diet go hand in hand. Research has shown that adopting HIIT may result in increased levels of testosterone. One such study has shown intense treadmill training for a period of 90 seconds increased the levels of free testosterone significantly.
How can we forget heart health?
A good heart is one of the key aspects of having good health. During HIIT workout routines, the heart works at a faster pace than usual which results in more amount of blood pumped by it. Thus, the delivery of oxygen to body tissues gets optimized. This is helpful in improving heart health.
No equipment needed
The high intensity interval training consists of a range exercises like burpees, jumping squats, sprinting, jumping jacks and many more which do not always necessitate the use of equipment.
Say good-bye to place constraints
One of the best parts about HITT is that you can start your exercise anywhere anytime. You don’t really require a gym space to do a set of burpees and planks!