HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training
High Intensity simply means we work at over 80% of our maximum heart rate. The interval part means we break the training session down into intervals, so we may work for 3, 4 or 5 minute blocks, and then have a minute, 90 seconds or 2 minutes rest, and then go again.
The variables on the timings can be anything. It can be as little as 10 seconds with 5 seconds rest. 20 seconds with 10 seconds rest, up to 45 seconds with 45 seconds rest. It’s entirely what you want to do depending on what you want to achieve and what your goals are.
What makes HITZone different to other forms of HIIT training is our unique machines. They’re low impact and we can aid stability because you’re holding onto the machine while using the machine, so if you have any balance issues then they are absolutely perfect for you to use.
Everyone in a HITZone session is heart-rate monitored, which means we can see our heart-rates up on the TV screen, so we can monitor how hard we’re working and also make sure we are actually working at high intensity, there’s no guesswork going on. We know how hard you are working and therefore we know the benefits that you’re going to get from the session.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of HIIT training then please contact your local HITZone studio.