HIIT It!

July 01, 2016

HIIT It!

NorthBound HIIT Tip

Our supplements are here to help aid you in your journey. Whether you are an athlete, looking to cut some inches or trying to just build some muscle, you could benefit greatly from HIIT exercises. We love these sessions even more because scientific studies have proven their effectiveness.

What does HIIT stand for? High Intensity Interval Training, in other words you don't have to go run for an hour to accomplish your cardio. By putting in maximum effort in shorter, more intense bursts you are able to accomplish more and can even continue burning calories for an hour or two after your sweat session is finished. Typically HIIT is thought of as cardio, but can (and is encouraged) to be applied to lifting days as well. We are just going to focus on the cardio right now.

Some tips we have found helpful when implementing HIIT into your workouts:

1. Don't go too hard too fast. Ease into it with 2-3 interval sessions at 30 seconds to 1 minute each. As your cardio improves you can up the sessions and time.

2. Squeeze in some HIIT cardio exercises between weight sets. This will further help you squeeze in the higher intensity with less time spent at the gym.

3. Pick the type of exercises that you enjoy. Hate sprints? Do box jumps or squat jumps instead. Love running? Incorporate sprint/jog intervals. It is all about customizing your workout so that you will keep doing it.

4. Make sure to properly fuel yourself. You may think your body doesn't need the nutrients, but in all reality if you are looking for improvement...it does. You can't out work bad nutrition. So, make sure you're treating HIIT sessions the same you would lifting days. That includes taking in quality carbs and protein while keeping pre-workout fat intake to a minimum. Fueling with a high quality Pre-Workout, Intra-Workout and Post-Workout supplement is also critical. We recommend our supplement line, as it has some of the highest quality ingredients at the ACTUAL recommended dosages...we don't cut corners and neither should you.

Some of our favorite cardio HIIT sessions include:
-Box Jumps
-Burpees
-Mountain Climbers

-Split Jumps

-Squat Jumps
-Sprint Intervals
-Stair Runs
-Jumping Jacks
-Jump Rope
-Ladder drills
-There are so many options you're bound to find some that work for you!

 

If you have any questions and/or comments we would love to hear from you!

 

-The NorthBound Team