No Time? HIIT IT!

By: Drake Johnson

Have you ever felt like working out but just did not have the time? Or maybe you think working out takes up to much time out of your day? Well fear not, because there has been documented research that shows significant positive changes in peoples health based off of a training tactic called HIIT!

This also happens to be one of the top fitness trends of 2017! HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. HIIT is a workout based off of a high expenditure of energy for a short-term duration of exercise. Studies have shown that this type of work out can benefit someone more than an hour-long workout.
Here are four reasons to consider changing to this type of program.

1.) When going through these workouts, not only will weight began to shed, but it also raises your metabolism to continue burning calories throughout the day.

2.) This workout is made to be Quick and Convenient. No more having to go to the gym, or spend money on a membership every month.

3.) No Equipment is needed. HIIT can be used with or without weights. Body weight movements are just as affective as resistance training with weights.

4.) You can do this anywhere! As stated before, you can do this at anytime, and any place.

One thing to remember while doing this workout is to make sure you are giving maximum effort at anytime your are doing an exercise. This is a vigorous training session. (If you are not medically cleared to do vigorous training please consult with a physician before doing so.)

[1] Schlinger, A. (2017, August 29). The Do-It-Anywhere HIIT Workout You Need to Try. Retrieved April 05, 2018, from https://dailyburn.com/life/fitness/high-intensity-hiit-workout/

 

Blog Written by: Dylan Butler, Kyle Birdwell, Ashley Carlson, Drake Johnson, James Vaughn, Paton Bond

 

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