HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. Just about everyone I train MUST do HIITs because everyone can benefit from HIITs.
You can do HIITs anytime, any place. For example, while walking in your neighborhood warm up for a few minutes then go into a brisk walk for a few houses or blocks, then slow down and rest walk. Continue this type of pace throughout your walk. If you need to jog for a bit to make your interval intense enough I recommend doing that.
The benefit of HIIT programs are:
*You build stamina and improve your metabolism.
*Improves heart function
*Reduce the severity of Type II Diabetes
*Aid in weight loss in as little as one or two workouts per week.
*Improve aerobic fitness,blood glucose levels, fat loss, and overall fitness levels.
*The rest interval is the important part of interval training. If you aren’t resting between intervals, you’re not doing HIIT! I cannot stress this enough.
*Without adequate rest, the body is unable to recover from the short bursts of higher intensity work, which eliminates the possibility to sustain a high level of intensity for the entire length of the exercise session (Seiler, 2009)
*Generally speaking, the higher the intensity of the interval, the shorter its duration, and the longer the recovery period. Interval training sessions usually last less an hour including rest periods and more intense sessions can be less than 25 minutes.