H.I.I.T. CARDIO AT ITS BEST
H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training) Cardio, without a doubt, has taken the place of the traditional steady state cardio methods. It has become the choice of both elite athletes and people who are looking to take their fitness to the next level. This cardiovascular training system is a combination of high intensity anaerobic activity and low intensity intervals. It has been proven to burn more fat in shorter periods of time than steady state cardio. This training method is as short as 4 minutes in duration and as long as 30 minutes. On average a 9-20 minute HIIT cardio boosts the metabolic rate of the body that enables the body to burn fat several hours even after the training session is over. Research also suggests that HIIT benefits both aerobic and anaerobic conditioning as well as help boost Testosterone levels which plays a big role in muscle mass along with many other benefits. The original H.I.I.T. training interval is a 2:1 Ratio, for example, 20
seconds of high intensity activity combined with 10 seconds of low intensity (or rest) until 4-9 minutes is complete. Keep in mind that every individual is different and each H.I.I.T workout must be modified to that individual for optimum results. Although I recommend this training to individuals that have some experience, I also believe any training program can be modified to anyone at any fitness level. No matter what equipment you have access to or what your fitness level is, we have got you covered. Below, you will find different ways to integrate H.I.I.T.into your workout regimen with different intensity levels as well as HIIT performed with a variety of equipment.. The intensity levels below will range from very high intensity to slightly less intense versions without crossing into Low Intensity Training.
ADVANCED HIIT RATIO: 2:1 Ratio which is basically sustaining a High Intensity Pace for 20 seconds followed by a low intensity or rest
INTERMEDIATE HIIT RATIO: 1:1 Ratio is sustaining a high intensity pace for 15 seconds followed by 15 seconds of low intensity or rest. BEGINNER HIIT RATIO: 1:2 ratio is sustaining a high intensity pace for 15 seconds followed by 30 seconds of low intensity or rest.
NOTE: For HIIT Cardio to be most effective, the high intensity portion of the training must be very intense. However if you have any lower body injuries such as joint problems, or even sore legs from a past workout, you may chose between performing HIIT cardio using the BATTLE ROPES, or to perform cardio with less intensity!
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