Make sure you ar fully fuelled before HIIT

Ryan Donohue.
Ryan Donohue.

We’ve spoken about HIIT (high intensity interval training) in previous columns, but today, we’re going to revisit it for 2015.

We’re going to give you tips, and benefits of HIIT, and why you need to include it in your training program. HIIT will help to develop strength, and develop cardio-vascular fitness.

HIIT is fast becoming a main stay of the industry around the world, and treadmills are being integrated into them to boost the gains of high intensity workout

In order to benefit fully from each HIIT workout, you’ll need to be fuelled, and ready to roll with enough energy to sustain the level of intensity that this type of training demands.

Intense exercise triggers responses from the body in order to use your bodies energy supply, and if you’re not fuelled up, once your glycogen stores are depleted, it will look to the muscle to get what it needs.

Carbohydrates are not the enemy, and will be required when you attack your HIIT session.

The benefits of HIIT are seen across the duration of a workout, but it has been shown that using this method as a workout finisher is a great way to really maximise its benefits.

Before you slope off to the showers, keep a spare five minutes at the end of your next session to slot a short burst in.

HIIT is fast becoming a main stay of the industry around the world, and treadmills are being integrated into them to boost the gains of high intensity workouts.

Increase the gradient on the machine in order to develop your leg strength.

Keep the intense periods fairly short, and adapt the level of effort to your current level of fitness.

Whilst HIIT is a great form of training, integrating the other elements of programming is essential to help overall development, and to prevent you plateauing in your endeavours.

Keep HIIT to around three days a week, and slot your other training into the gaps.

Remember to keep it within your level of fitness, and don’t try to run before you can walk.

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