HIIT BASICS - Getting Started With High Intensity Interval Training
From the Chapter 1: The key to succeeding with HIIT is to first develop the habit of exercise. Go to the gym 5 times a week. If you can’t even do this, you’ll not have the discipline to stay true to a HIIT regimen.
Walk for an hour daily. This will be enough to get your body to burn calories and cause fat loss. Remember to eat at a caloric deficit. You’ll need discipline to tailor your diet accordingly. As you can see, these initial steps are necessary to build your self-discipline.
During this process, you’ll start losing weight and the pressure and impact on your joints will diminish. Keep at it until you notice that your results are starting to taper off. That means your body is adapting and becoming more efficient.
By now, you’d have some strength, more stamina and less fat. You can slowly ease into HIIT by doing it once or twice a week. It’s all baby steps here. Increase the intensity till you’re mildly uncomfortable.
You’ll still be sweating, panting and your heart rate will be higher. It will be more than what you’re accustomed to. This is how you ‘season’ your body and get it ready for the actual high intensity training.
Always remember that you can’t out train a bad diet. So, make sure your diet is on point and you’re eating properly. When you’re expending more calories than you consume, you’ll shed the fat and your HIIT workouts will improve.
It’ll be less of a struggle to move fast. Slowly increase the number of sessions till you’re doing 3 HIIT sessions a week. On the other 3 days, you can do resistance training. Take a day to rest.
The goal is to make continued progress and keep getting faster and raising the intensity. In 2 to 3 months, you’d have improved so much that you won’t be able to believe it. (33 pages, 6719 words)
Table of Contents
- Thinking of Getting Started With HIIT?
- What is HIIT and Why is it so Effective.
- Are You Healthy Enough For HIIT?
- Learn 6 Incredible Benefits of HIIT
- The Best Exercises to Use In A HIIT Set
- A Way to Structure Your HIIT Workout
- Making Time For Your HIIT Workouts
- Common HIIT Mistakes To Avoid
- The TABATA Protocol
- Frequently Asked Questions About HIIT