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Improving Physical Ability

HIIT: Why Is it So Popular?

Ian Slattery finds out why high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has become one of the most in-demand fitness trends, and the importance of establishing a foundational level of fitness before trying HIIT

Now the go-to workout for large chunks of the gym-going population, understanding its impact starts with getting to know the essence of what makes a successful HIIT session.

“HIIT workouts provide similar fitness benefits as continuous endurance workouts, but in shorter periods of time,” states the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) definitive research summary on the exercise programme.

Imagine that sales pitch in any other area of society: the same reward for less “work”. A degree for one year’s attendance at university. A month’s pay for 15 days graft. Is it any surprise people are jumping on the HIIT wagon?

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