HIIT Training is all the rave these days and that includes Tabata and the new Meta Fit Training. I’m going to break down the basics of HIIT: What is it? Why should we do it? Is HIIT the only thing you need to do? If you want to burn more calories while sitting on the couch this is a must read.
HIIT Training | Tabata | Meta Fit
Here is a sneak peek of our High Intensity Interval Training classes. Red faces, heavy breathing and all out effort. These ladies are hardly able to speak after.
What is HIIT?
Tabata and Meta Fit are a type of HIIT Training that we offer at Fit4Females. According to wikipedia: “High-intensity interval training, also called high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) or sprint interval training (SIT), is a form of interval training, a cardiovascular exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic with less intense recovery periods.
HIIT is the concept where one performs a short burst of high-intensity (or max-intensity) exercise followed by a brief low-intensity activity, repeatedly, until too exhausted to continue. Though there is no universal session duration, these intense workouts typically last under 30 minutes, with times varying based on a participant’s current fitness level.“
Why HIIT Train?
Get it done faster and push it all out. You can hardly talk, you are panting heavy and you really just feel like stopping because it’s that intense. Some of the benefits include:
shorter workouts because the intensity is not one that you can sustain too long
you are burning calories 24-28 hours after your workout
you don’t need a lot of equipment (if any)
workouts go by fast
The big benefit is EPOC. “Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC, informally called afterburn) is a measurably increased rate of oxygen intake following strenuous activity.” *source wikipedia. What this means is we are burning lots and lots of calories when we are just sitting on the couch, etc. YES PLEASE!
Use it as a compliment to your sessions but don’t forget to incorporate a combination of low impact workouts, strength training both with body weight and equipment, flexibility training, total body core conditioning in all forms and meditation. It is important to know that it is not the only type of training you should be doing.
Time to HIIT It
There are lots of free workouts on our website. Feel free to check some of them out here. Join us in HIIT Camp, Tabata Boot Camp and Mega HIIT.
As Owner and Founder of Fit4Females, Trina has built her dream business from the ground up and decided to take make her passion a full time job after having children. She has been coaching and educating women for 23+ years to get active, stronger mentally and physically, to make themselves a priority and be their best self.
She is described as a “Master Motivator and Inspirational”. Women are embracing her approach and filling her sold out multiple award winning classes, committing themselves to her mantra that “Strong is the New Skinny.”