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Jul 3

My favorite type of cardio? HIIT all the way!

A few people have asked me what type of cardio exercises I enjoy, well there are many different types out there but by far my favorite is High-Intensity Interval Training!

What is High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)?

This is a type of cardio session that will actually get you in and out of the gym quicker then your standard cardio training, but burning 2 to 4 times as many calories!  But let me warn you, if this is something that sparks your interest you must be prepared to really push yourself above and beyond!  

How to do High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)?

It’s simple, your going to do a 30second x 60second rotation.  For the first 30 seconds you want to do an exercise at your maximum capacity; meaning a full out sprint!  Once you reach 30 seconds you will do a 60 second cool down (slow paced jog), you can guess what happens when you reach 60 seconds; better start running again.  Do this for 20 minutes and it will be more effective than your typical 45 minute jog on the treadmill.  Once you become well adapted to the HIIT routine you can change your 60 second cool down to 60 seconds of jumping jacks/push-ups/sit-ups/etc.  The jogging is only for beginners :)