What is HIIT?

If youíve had a workout regimen that youíve been doing to stay in shape for a while, you
probably realize that it can take hundreds of hours to achieve the results that youíre
looking for. In more recent times, science has developed new and innovative techniques
to help people reach their fitness goals. HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is
designed to help you to get fast results. 

If youíve been looking for a way to get to your goals, then you will enjoy reading about
HIIT in the following article. 

How It Can Help You

High intensity interval training isnít just all about losing weight, because it has a massive
range of other benefits as well. One really great thing about HIIT, is that it can help you
to improve the functionality of your metabolism, which will make your body more
efficient in a variety of ways beyond fat burning. Youíll also improve your heart health, 
improve insulin resistance, and give you faster gains to help you reach your size and
tone goals. Also, the very best things about HIIT, is that a lot of HIIT workouts can be
done without any sort of equipment and still produce amazing results, so itís worth the
investment of time to learn about how to do the routines.  

How It Works
 
For this type of training, you should go as hard as you can for the appointed time that is
needed. This is usually for a specific amount of repetitions or a predetermined amount
of time. The most common way that it is done is with a 2:1 ratio. For example, if you
were going to do 20 seconds of jump squats, they would be followed by 15 seconds of
rest, and another 20 seconds of exercise and so forth. This activates and builds
stamina, as well as an increase in fast twitch muscle fibers. These muscles can help
you to burn 16% or more of the fat you have stored in your body. 

Time to Heal 

Itís important to note that HIIT requires you to take some time to heal in between
sessions. This means that itís likely to cause far more damage than good if you were to
work out any more than 2 - 3 times a week. If you work out, then you should definitely
spend some time healing and resting so that you can be ready another session of
intense work.