Let’s Try: HIIT Workout!

I’ve heard of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts before and am definitely interested to try them. It’s supposed to be great cardio because pushing your heart rate up and then taking short rests in between makes your body crave oxygen and boosts what a lot of experts call “The Afterburn Effect.” Most articles I’ve read on HIIT attribute part of the fad to a survey the American College of Sports Medicine on Fitness Trends for 2017. But I’ve seen some date the trend back to 2014.

Here’s why I’m interested in it:

  1. No equipment
  2. Supposedly boosts metabolism
  3. Increases your heart rate without running

I have a gym membership but so far I’ve been focusing more on the cardio machines. For some reason, I’m slightly hesitant to have people watch me grunt out a 50lb bench press. I intend to get up to it soon, I just want to build up my confidence mostly.

I’ve seen a few HIIT workouts online but I’m interested in piecing together my own, in part because some of them seem past my ability right now and in part because since I already am running, I’d like to pick out a few lower-impact exercises. So below is the HIIT workout I’ll try after my cardio today. I’d love for you guys to try it with me and tell me what you think!

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2 thoughts on “Let’s Try: HIIT Workout!

  1. Stay focused on the long term results! You’re working on rebuilding your entire body to include your mind. This transformation is going to take months to set in and years to solidify. I will guarantee you something right now, if you continue working out at least 4 times a week, with small progression of intinsity from week to week, you will notice a huge improvement for your summer outings.

    Prove me wrong!

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    1. So far I’ve been focused on mostly running at the gym. I’m excited to push myself a bit more without hopefully over-doing it. Just have to remember, it’s a marathon, not a sprint!

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