Why you should turn the “ HIIT ” up!

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) – Week 1

Let’s get straight to the point!

The Benefits:People doing planks in the HIIT class

  • Burn calories even after the workout
  • Burn FAT
  • Improve strength and tone
  • Boost cardiovascular system
  • Reduce risk of Diabetes
  • Slows the aging process
  • It makes you smarter
  • No equipment needed
  • You only need a few minutes

A HIIT session involves periods of high intensity intervals performed near maximum heart rate effort, followed by either short rest or recovery intervals done at approximately 50% of maximum heart rate.

It is advised to limit these types of workouts to 2-3 times per week.

The sessions should always start with an effective warm up to raise the heart rate, mobilise joints and activate muscles which will be required to work through big range of motion.

An example workout based on Tabata:People doing lunges in their HIIT Class

20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest, repeat 8 times

Exercises: Burpees, Lunges, Press ups, Squat jumps.

NB: Always consult your GP or an exercise specialist prior to taking on a new exercise regime.

So jump on the HIIT band wagon and get fitter, leaner, healthier, younger and smarter! No excuses left!

Classes run at Central Health Physiotherapy Chancery Lane clinic:

Wednesdays: 1pm

Thursdays: 7pm

All classes bookable online at https://www.central-health.com/classes/high-intensity-interval-training-classes/

Turning the “HIIT” up: Part 2

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Rene King

René has worked primarily with healthcare professionals in the area of Occupational Health, Wellness and Performance enhancement, delivering outcome focused rehabilitation programmes in both public and private sectors. She is also a qualified Pilates instructor.

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