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Why HIIT gained popularity

Why HIIT gained popularity

  • HIIT( high-intensity interval training) promises to improve overall health and fitness and it can also be done in a short amount of time.
  • It requires you to work hard for short periods of 30-45 seconds, infused with recovery periods of 5 minutes, repeated approximately 2-4 times.
  • It can even be done by people of all ages and by those with chronic health conditions, like diabetes.

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This is a new exercise phenomenon that claims you can still achieve similar fitness results to HIIT, but with lower risk of injury.

  • Though HIIT might sound easy, those 25-30 seconds can feel like they last forever if you’re exercising as hard as you can. Thus, HIIT might not be appropriate for everyone.
  • Some ill people may feel faint, and very rarely pass out. While the benefits still outweigh ...

If you simply replace a brief HIIT session with one of a lower intensity, then it probably won’t be more effective, unless the session is longer in order to make up for the loss of intensity.

... but we can look at studies which have compared the effects of doing the same amount of exercise, but over different periods of time.

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