High Intensity Training (HIT)
Posted: 15 June 2018
It’s Monday afternoon and you started the day motivated to make THIS WEEK the start of your new health and fitness regime but by now motivation is starting to wane. What if there was a way that you could exercise to promote fat loss, improve cardiovascular fitness and reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease in as little as 15 mins?
The answer is HIT (High Intensity Training)
HIT is revolutionary and has been made very popular through Dr Michael Mosley’s Book “Fast Exercise” and the accompanying television series “The Truth About Exercise”. The key benefits from HIT are;
- Reduced body fat
- Improved aerobic fitness and endurance
- Increased upper and lower body strength
- Improved insulin sensitivity
How to get your HIT Fix?
The key to HIT is training at as high an intensity as you possibly can, the harder you train the increased returns. The resting time between bouts of high intensity is not as important. Here are a few examples of HIT regimes.
As you can see even the advanced training will only take 15 minutes and done 5 times per week would yield phenomenal improvements in health, weight and fitness.
Mosley, M. (2013) Fast Exercise
Nybo et al. (2010) High-Intensity Training versus Traditional Exercise Interventions for Promoting Health
Tabata et al. (1996) Effects of moderate-intensity endurance and high-intensity intermittent training on anaerobic capacity and VO2max.