HIIT facts and fibs

HIIT – Is It Right For You?

When the hiit craze first came about, virtually everybody wanted to get in on it. After all, who wants to plod away on the ‘dreadmill’ when you can get your cardio workout done and dusted in under 20 minutes?

High Intensity Interval training enthusiasts claim it burns fat faster, increases your fitness and saves a whole bunch of time. But at what price?

Latest research suggests that slow and steady may win the race for some. HIIT may not be the best option for everybody, especially those who are new to cardio exercise or those who are prone to injury.

I came across this article the other day, and found it quite fascinating. It introduces the concept of ‘LIT’ – low intensity training, as a viable alternative for those who don’t respond well to extremes. Read the full article here.