How to Maximize Your Results
If you’re like most people, you probably think of cardio as a necessary evil. It’s something that we all have to do in order to stay healthy and maintain our weight, but it’s not always fun. And if you’re short on time, the thought of doing a long cardio workout can be downright daunting. But what if there were a way to get the benefits of cardio without having to spend hours on the treadmill? Enter HIIT workouts with Personal Trainer Sessions in Swansea.
The first thing you need to know about HIIT is that it’s not a new concept. In fact, HIIT has been around for decades, and athletes have been using it to improve their performance for just as long. The reason HIIT workouts are so popular is because they’re incredibly effective. When done correctly, HIIT can help you burn more fat in less time than traditional cardio exercises.
But how does HIIT work? And more importantly, how can you make sure you’re getting the most out of your workouts?
The key to success with HIIT is intensity. You need to push yourself hard enough to get your heart rate up and burn calories, but you don’t want to go so hard that you end up exhausted and sore afterwards. A good way to think about intensity is this: if you’re not breathing heavily and feeling a little bit out of breath, then you’re probably not working hard enough. If on the other hand, you feel like your lungs are going to explode and that you can’t get another step in without collapsing, then it’s time to slow down or stop altogether.
When it comes to HIIT workouts, there are three types that most people do: sprinting/running intervals (also known as “sprints”), cycling intervals (sometimes called “spinning”), and rowing/rowing machine intervals (often referred to as just plain old “rowing”). All three of these exercises have one thing in common: they raise your heart rate quickly so you can start burning calories right away.
Sprints are probably the most popular type of HIIT workout, and they’re pretty simple to do. All you need is a track or some other open space where you can run without getting hit by cars. Start by running as fast as you can for 30 seconds, then walk or jog for 60 seconds. Repeat this cycle for 20 minutes, and you’ll be done. If you don’t feel like running, you can also sprint in place or up and down stairs.