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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a form of cardiovascular exercise that alternates between periods of high-intensity exercise and periods of lower-intensity exercise or rest. The high-intensity intervals are typically performed at or near maximum effort, while the lower-intensity intervals component allows for recovery and preparation for the next high-intensity interval.

The duration of HIIT workouts can vary, but they generally last between 10 to 30 minutes, with a ratio of work to rest periods ranging from 1:1 to 1:4. HIIT can be performed using a variety of exercises, such as running, cycling, rowing, or bodyweight exercises like burpees or jumping jacks.

HIIT has gained popularity due to its effectiveness in burning calories, improving cardiovascular fitness, and increasing muscular endurance. It has also been shown to be a time-efficient way to improve health and fitness compared to longer, steady-state cardio workouts.

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Benefits of HIIT

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) provides a challenging, time-efficient, and effective way to improve fitness and health. There are many other benefits of HIIT training too, here are some of them:

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