HIIT, regardless of how effective the training method is, needs to be adjusted to suit each person’s condition. That way, you will exercise the right way.
HIIT (High-intensity interval training) is an effective and mesmerizing method of weight loss. However, to exercise properly, you should not abuse HIIT.
Many of us believe that: 1) HIIT offers better results than the regular cardio method, 2) The regular cardio method is time-consuming, 3) Easy to practice, more enjoyable than running 30 minutes walk or cycle for an hour.
What we think is not wrong, but that is not all about HIIT. One study divided participants into two groups: Group 1 using the HIIT method and Group 2 using the classical method. In fact, VO2 Max (the maximum amount of oxygen the body charges and uses in a minute) of group 1 improved faster than group 2. However, this improvement only lasted about three weeks. Meanwhile, VO2 Max of group 2 increased slowly but proved to be more stable during the study.
Although HIIT is effective immediately, it cannot be effective in the long term, why? People often say, “Practice makes perfect”. When you do it over and over again, you’re good at it. If you practice HIIT every day, your body will begin to adapt to the intensity. HIIT no longer has the ability to stimulate your body like before. In addition, overusing HIIT is like abusing Cardio: When your body burns its energy, it will burn.
How to create stability for HIIT? Imagine your body is a song that HIIT is the sharp note. Have you ever listened to any piece of music with only the rest of the note? The audience will be jarring and the singer also muted. If you want the music to sound melodic, alternate the low notes between the high notes. In other words, you should combine HIIT with low-intensity exercise.
Besides, low-intensity exercises are also ideal for those who are intending to put HIIT into the training program. The formula to create HIIT brand name: It is the maximum effort in the shortest time to achieve optimum efficiency. If you’re the type who is sedentary, the chances are high that you will get injured. Low-intensity exercises will help you limit injuries during HIIT training. And most importantly, don’t forget muscle training. HIIT, despite helping your muscles grow, cannot replace weightlifting exercises.