You’ll likely know well the multiple fitness benefits of incorporating high intensity interval training - better known as HIIT - into your workout regime. There's the improved cardio-respiratory health boosted fat burn, as well as the fact this most intense and sweaty of exercise need only last a short while. It’s these perks - and that it requires next to no equipment, and minimal amounts of space - that have drawn so many of you to HIIT during the pandemic as you keep fit from the confines of bedrooms and gardens bedrooms and gardens. But, as the gyms draw us back with their wide range of classes and shiny weights areas, is it time to reconsider? Because - as you’ll learn - there can be too much of a good thing. In today’s episode, our digital fitness writer Morgan Fargo speaks to Luke Worthington, a personal trainer and sports scientist, as well as personal trainer and three-time WH cover star Alice Liveing, about how to find that all important healthy balance and fun when it comes to workouts. They discuss what HIIT is, as well as what people commonly get wrong - including that if you’re going too hard, for too long, it will not only place you at increased risk of injury but may also sabotage your body composition goals. Listen to find out how to do HIIT right in your exercise schedule, so that it works well for you. Because as Alice and Luke both say, fitness should be something that has a positive impact on your emotional wellbeing - that makes you feel really good.
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