"How I Train - High Intensity Interval Training"
I fell in love with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) a few years ago and haven’t looked back. It’s an absolutely amazing way to incorporate cardiovascular exercise into your training program. I hate jogging aimlessly on a treadmill. But by incorporating short but INTENSE bursts of FULL BODY EXERCISES, I’m still getting a great MUSCLE PUMP while simultaneously challenging my HEART, LUNGS, and overall CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM. We all have a heart and lungs, and its so vitally important not to loose sight of the importance cardiovascular exercise as heart disease is THE NUMBER ONE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH in the world.
Usually HIIT involves a high-intensity stage and a low-intensity stage. I love to perform dead bugs during the low-intensity stage to target my core. As far as the high-intensity stage, you can choose any exercise you want. I like to do as many compound exercises or full body exercises as possible.
For the particular HIIT workout pictured, it was my back/shoulder day. I perform 30seconds of a full body high intensity exercise, followed by 10 seconds rest, then 30 seconds of dead bugs, followed by 10 seconds rest, then another 30 seconds of a full body high intensity exercise and so on. Get creative and let us know how you utilize HIIT in your workouts!