I am now on week three of my “pre” half-marathon training. Part of my schedule includes HIIT or “High Intensity Interval Training.” Very simply put, HIIT is workouts that raise your heartbeat by you giving all your effort for a short period of time, and then resting for a brief time frame. I can fully admit that I have a problem with knowing what’s good and not good for me, such as certain foods and different exercises to do, but not knowing the science behind them. I am lucky to be surrounded by a lot of educated people who have done extensive research on health and fitness. I usually just don’t take the time to find out the “why.”
I was looking up information on HIIT workouts because I do know that it is effective. I wanted to share with you an awesome blog post I had found that really explains everything about it!
The workout I did today was:
Warm Up 1/2 mile-Sprint 60 seconds, Jog 60 seconds (Repeat 5x)-Cool Down 1/2 mile
If I’m being honest, I am still working on gaining my strength back and increasing my speed so I walked in between the sprints instead of jogging. No denying that my heart rate was UP though.
I spoke with my trainer today, and she made a few great points in regards to HIIT. The workouts are short and intense. Whether you work full time, your husband is a coach or in the military, you’re just busy with your kiddos or all of the above…these workouts are super efficient! Contact me if you want more information on training. XX