You've likely seen the acronym, but do you know what it means to do a HIIT style workout?
HIIT means high intensity interval training... which is a cardiovascular exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods. In other words... you'll give all-out, 100% effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods.
This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up, burns more fat in less time, with workouts usually completed in 30-minutes or less. And since HIIT workouts typically only require your own body weight... no equipment is necessary and you can do this workout at home or while you're away with travel!
On the Bloom schedule, we offer Tabata, which is a HIIT style workout, and even a HIIT Cycle class.
Some benefits of HIIT may include burning a lot of calories in a short amount of time... a higher metabolic rate for hours after exercise... it can help you lose fat & gain muscle... and it can improve oxygen consumption.
Here's an example of a HIIT workout to try and even save for future use. The options of a HIIT style workout are endless though, so this is just one of MANY options!
Perform each exercise at 100% effort, with 30 seconds of rest in between each set:
50 sit ups
40 jump squats
20 split jumps
10 tricep dips
30 seconds of burpees
For further clarification of what each exercise means and proper form as well... here's a quick video. Please know that we're always happy to chat with you before or after class if you ever have questions or concerns about good form or modifications for anything in this workout OR in class!
We're here to help you achieve your goals, be more successful during each workout & avoid injuries too.
And by the way... did you know if you're a BF2 Member that Small Group Training is included in your membership? Yep... sure is! And you just might find yourself doing a bit of this style of workout in that class too! Yet another GREAT benefit to your Bloom BF2 membership.
Check out all the classes on our schedule right here!
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