What is a HIT workout and will it help you lose weight? A high-intensity workout (typically known as “HIT”) is a form of workout lasting about 15-20 minutes. It usually consists of 4 exercises, 30 seconds per rep, followed by 30 seconds of rest, then you repeat the exact process 4 times. And yes, it will absolutely help you lose weight! HIT is a great option for your weight loss journey for many reasons.
1. Fat burning
The cardio in this workout is intense! You will see and feel the results. Depending on your intensity (of which there should be a significant amount), and the exercise’s you choose, you could be burning anywhere between 9-16 calories per minute! That’s 180-360 for the duration of the workout. That extra piece of pizza (or broccoli, I guess), won’t make you feel so guilty!
2. No equipment required
All of the exercises are meant to incorporate your entire body with emphasis on no equipment or gym time! This is a huge money and time saver. Jumping jacks, mountain climbers, and jogging in place only require your full attention and a bit of floor space to complete.
3. All experience levels!
What’s great about HIT is it can be done by anybody. Any experience level, any age, and any weight can complete a HIT workout. Tailor it to your level and your goals. HIT can look a little different for everybody. Jumping jacks for somebody else might be jogging for you. It’s all about speed and consistency.
There is no reason not to give this workout a try today! It requires no money and no equipment. That means, no excuses! As always, it is best to consult with a physician before you begin any new workout regimen. Know your limitation’s and remember that weight loss (like anything worth doing) takes time and consistency. Encourage yourself and consider tracking your progress. 6 weeks of this would make a difference in anybody’s body, especially somebody who is currently less active. Now is the time to claim the body you want. It is possible and you can do it! Go for it!