Tired of working out for hours on end without seeing any results? We have good news – you don’t have to waste your precious time anymore. In fact, spending an hour on the elliptical is not as effective as you might think it is. There is a better way to burn more calories that works more muscles in your body in a shorter period of time.
The answer is simply called: HIIT.
HIIT stands for High-Intensity Interval Training – the name couldn’t be truer. While HIIT workouts are intense, the goods news is that the higher the intensity and the harder the workout, the less time you actually have to spend doing it!
Studies have shown that a 10-minute HIIT workout at a high level of intensity is just as effective as a 45-minute workout at a moderate level of intensity. That’s why we recommend HIIT routines to everyone on level 2 because we want you to stop wasting your time at the gym and start working out more effectively. Often people say that they don’t have time to work out, but there are no more excuses for a short 10-minute HIIT routine. HIIT routines are even more beneficial through a one-on-one practice with your trainer at your local gym!
While some workout routines may require some kind of exercise equipment (like weights), most HIIT workouts are purely body-weight driven. If needed, any exercise can be modified to meet your fitness level. For example, instead of doing regular squats, one could do jump squats (harder version) or slow quarter squats (easier version). The use of weights and incorporating modifications into your workout under the guidance of a personal trainer will provide a smoother transition.
Got your water bottle and towel ready? Hold on a second! Don’t forget to do dynamics stretches (like marching in place) to warm up your body before your workout, and static stretches (like a hamstring stretch) to cool down your body after your workout.
Now you are good to go, try out some if our favorite HIIT routines: