HIIT-What to Expect

What to Expect During HIIT Depending on what type of HIIT class you register for, your class may generally break down into a cardio portion and a strength training portion. Meaning, you will experience high-intensity and low-intensity intervals. Keep in mind not all classes will break down like this, but this is a sample of how a HIIT class may break down: Cardio/High Intensity Get ready to get your pulse up and start sweating. The cardio portion, or the high-intensity part, of the workout can be done sans machine with jumping jacks, running in place, burpees, mountain climbers, etc. Alternatively, you can also experience this portion of the workout on a treadmill or stationary bike, or by running and biking outdoors. During the cardio portion, you will experience high-intensity intervals. These short intervals will range anywhere from under a minute to several minutes. During these intense intervals, your goal is to get your heart right up and likely become out of breath, meaning talking should be difficult. If you are out of breath and sweating you are doing it right! Your body should be in what is called the anaerobic state. What the heck is the anaerobic state? Learn all about it here. Don’t … Continue reading HIIT-What to Expect