What is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)?

What is HIIT?


High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT for short, is a workout routine that includes short bursts of high-intensity exercises that alternate with low-intensity periods.

HIIT is designed to be a complete physical activity program. It includes things like:

  • Walking
  • Running
  • Stair climbing
  • Cycling
  • Rowing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Swimming.

Each of these activities is designed to work a separate muscle group, in order to achieve a full body workout. Strength training is also a good addition to do twice a week. Strength training can be done with weights, body weight, resistance bands, and other weight machines.

Why is HIIT so popular?

HIIT training is becoming the next best thing for a few reasons. It can be modified for different fitness levels or special conditions. It has also been shown to provide results similar to longer 'continuous' exercise workouts. HIIT has been a major part of athletic training programs for years. The incorporation of HIIT into regular conditioning workouts has been shown to boost cardiovascular fitness quickly and efficiently.

Pure Healthy HIIT Routine

Pure Healthy has it's very own HIIT training routine that we have available for people to try. You can check that out HERE, and let us know how it works for you.


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