For people of all ages and abilities, HIIT workouts can be effective, fun ways to burn calories and get stronger. Fortunately, you don’t have to go to your gym to get your HIIT workout in. With the right equipment and quick preparation, you can get your sweat on right at home. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
What Are HIIT Workouts?
If you aren’t quite sure about HIIT workouts, or if you have heard about them in passing but never tried one, it’s important to start with the basics. HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training. These workouts are typically less than 30 minutes, which makes them appealing to busy people who are looking for a good workout but don’t have hours to put into it. Using a mix of intense bursts of exercise with active recovery, HIIT workouts keep your body and mind guessing what is coming next. These workouts are effective, short, and accessible to all body types and abilities.
Get the Equipment
Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on supplies for your at home HIIT workouts. Most workouts can be completed with minimal equipment, like weights or bands. For your bursts of cardio, it is wise to invest in a treadmill or bicycle for home use. You can find everything you need for your home gym at 2nd Round Fitness and get started on your new HIIT routine within the week.
Get the Workouts
You can find HIIT workouts online or even download an app that will keep track of your intervals and tell you what exercise to do next. Try a quick online search and begin to build your HIIT workout library. Once you get the hang of some common exercises, you can stretch your creativity by building your own routines.
We love hearing about how 2nd Round Fitness customers incorporate HIIT into their weekly workout routines. If you aren’t already trying HIIT at least a few times per week at home, what is stopping you? Swing by and let us set you up with what you need to get started.