Happy Saturday, Readers!
Today, I worked out at Planet Fitness to get in my 20 minutes of HIIT cardio. HIIT cardio is dynamic, not static. Static Cardio is doing 20 minutes without any changes to the pace or timing of the exercise. HIIT cardio is moving between high levels of activity followed by a very slow pace to relax. This is done over and over (rinse and repeat) until you hit your goal. HIIT is much more intense, but also more beneficial, particularly if you are looking to burn calories.
I’ve included the above link for your review if you’d like to get a better idea of what I’m talking about. HIIT training isn’t just treadmill, elliptical, or bike workouts. It can also use light weights and bodyweight exercises in your home. The key is high intensity for short duration (1-2 minutes) followed by a rest period of 30 seconds to 1 minute. Not only do these workouts really stress your cardiovascular system, they also help you continue to burn calories after you’ve left the gym.
20 minutes HIIT (Hill Routine level 10)
See you tomorrow!