If your goal is to burn fat, interval training should be part of your workout program. High intensity interval training (HIIT) has the fitness industry going crazy because of its potential to cull maximum calories in a minimum amount of time. The idea is that you do short periods of all-out work followed by short periods of active rest to make the body work harder than it does during steady-state cardio. The magic of high intensity interval training (or HIIT, for short) is that it keeps your body burning fat even after you leave the gym.
When we program our interval workouts at Fighting Fit Australia our focus is on including difficult movements that challenge your entire body in a single exercise. We will also include at least two exercises back to back before allowing your body to recover. The aim is to catch your breath in between rounds, but don’t allow yourself to recover fully before attacking the next set.
Here’s our finisher for today’s HIIT session:
In teams of two work for 30sec on 30sec off x 6 rounds each accumulating reps as you go THEN rest 90seconds before starting next station.
Station 1 – Assault Bike
Station 2 – Rope Slams
Station 3 – Weight Plate Sit-ups
Station 3 – Deadball Toss
Station 4 – Sledgehammer Slams