So, as a runner, I am always keen to improve my pace, beat my last race time and improve my overall cardio fitness BUT just running on its own will not aid this! Therefore, this is where HIIT (High-intensity interval training) comes in to action.
What is HIIT?
HIIT is a training idea in which low to moderate intensity intervals are alternated with high intensity intervals.
HIIT is considered more effective than steady paced cardio because the intensity is higher and you are able to increase both your aerobic and anaerobic endurance while burning more fat than ever before.
This type of training will have you alternating between periods of maximum effort and short recovery; in the workout below, you complete a whole circuit before taking a rest. For beginners, this may be too much and a simple 20 seconds on 20 seconds off will still you sweating.
After reading all the above this is where my friend, fellow blogger and personal trainer @_harrielouc exclusive HIIT workout can help you; I did it this morning and I can tell you, I felt the burn! If you give it a try, tag Harrie and I (@_hannaheats) and let us know how sweaty it got you!
Runner’s HIIT workout:
Equipment: swiss ball, skipping rope, dumbells
Fly on swiss ball
Jacknives on swiss ball
30 secs per exercise
1min rest after circuit is complete