Posted on April 15, 2018 by Josh Puttock

HIIT is a form of training in which you give your best effort, training at a high intensity for allotted amounts of time with active rest or rest periods. For example, 30 seconds of sprinting on the treadmill followed by a 30 second jog; this is repeated over a period of 15 to 30 minutes.

There are plenty of benefits to high intensity training which outweigh the one overwhelming negative – it’s not for the faint hearted.  If you’re not physically fit, the risk of injury can be high. But if you’ve already started your health and fitness journey you’ll definitely need to challenge yourself with HIIT.

Benefits of HIIT

  • Speeds up your metabolism. HIIT encourages your body to burn fat up to 48hrs after your session.
  • Quick and easy workout. HIIT can be done in 30 minutes or less.
  • HIIT can be done anywhere, at home or at a park. You choose!

So, what are you waiting for? Channel your inner Body Coach and download the free app GymBoss, then set it to 2 intervals: 45 seconds of workout time and 15 seconds of rest (generous aren’t we?). Set it to 30 rounds and complete 3 sets of the following movements.

HIIT exercises

  • Jumping Jacks
  • Bodyweight squats
  • Alternate lunges
  • Push ups
  • Triceps dips
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Plank
  • Left side plank
  • Right side plank
  • Jogging with high knees

By Hoi Yin Tsui and Deryl Mcgillivary