Health Benefits Of Hiit (High Intensity Interval Training)

The training known as HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) has become in recent years the preferred sport for many. Its combination of high-intensity interval training with other low-intensity interval training in a short period of time causes a rapid deceleration in our body, which offers great physical results while being beneficial to our health. Of course, like any other training modality, knowing how to practice it correctly without putting our health at risk is what will make the difference.


Perhaps because of the situation, we are in now due to the Covid-19 and where we have no choice but to train at home, HIIT training is the perfect workout to get our whole body working and improve our fitness for the summer. To do this, before starting this training session, it is convenient to follow these tips that we detail below so that you do not suffer any type of injury.

Tips when practicing HIIT training

  • The training known as HIIT gives us the possibility to adapt the way of training to our physical form or capacity, that's why look for a training plan that you like, and that adapts to your physical condition and doesn't try to copy other sportsmen that surely have more experience.
  • If it is so important to perform HIIT exercises properly, it is equally important to stretch properly during warm-up. These stretching exercises are great for tuning up all of our muscles for training because we will avoid possible injuries or contractures.
  • Choose well the place of the house where you are going to train previously, try to choose a wide place where you can move without problems and with good exterior light. 
  • A good HIIT routine usually has between 7 and 14 different exercises with repetitions in a series of 3 to 4 approx. Remember to choose varied exercises where you can train as many muscles from all over your body as possible.

Benefits of practicing HIIT for the body and improve our health

The benefits of practicing this modality of training are innumerable and not only happen to see us better physically, they also help to improve our organism and health in general. One of its most important advantages is that it helps burn fat faster than other workouts, the acceleration of our metabolism thanks to its interval exercises is responsible for this result. But that's not all, it has also been proven that HIIT training is super efficient because it only takes between 10 and 30 minutes a day to achieve great results.

Another advantage that is often mentioned by fans of this type of sport is that it is perfect training for beginners because you hardly need more equipment than your own body. All the exercises are designed to train with our own weight so you will not need weights, dumbbells, or machines. Therefore, this type of training helps to increase your muscle mass much more.

Finally, and as we have said, HIIT training is customizable, being able to choose the exercises that we like the most or that are best adapted to our physical capacities and abilities. So, whatever exercises you choose, you will be able to increase your resistance much faster than in other types of sports. These and the many other benefits previously mentioned making the training in the HIIT modality enjoy more and more fans and lovers of extreme sports.