Originally established in 2009 as Diana Hufford Personal Training, we now have our own space and a new name: The Workout Revolution. The Workout Revolution has maintained the same high quality, one-on-one, slow strength training instruction and the new space is private, quiet and clean and features new and updated equipment.
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What is high intensity training?
High-Intensity Training, also known as high-intensity interval training (HIIT), is a workout strategy that alternates between short bursts of intense exercise and periods of active recovery or rest. This approach challenges the body's energy systems and triggers significant physiological responses that lead to improved cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, and endurance.
The core idea behind HIT is to push your body to its limits during the high-intensity intervals, causing it to adapt and become more efficient. This results in various health benefits, making HIT an attractive option for those looking to optimize their fitness levels.
Designing an effective HIT workout
A well-structured HIT workout should include the following elements:
Warm-up: Start with a dynamic warm-up to prepare your muscles and cardiovascular system for the upcoming intensity.
Interval Design: Alternate between high-intensity intervals and periods of active recovery or rest. The intensity and duration of each interval can be adjusted based on fitness levels and goals.
Exercise Selection: Incorporate a mix of compound exercises that engage multiple muscle groups to maximize the effectiveness of each interval.
Progressive Overload: As with any workout routine, it's essential to progressively increase the intensity of your HIT sessions to continue challenging your body and driving improvements.
Cool-down: Finish with a cooldown and stretching to aid in recovery and reduce the risk of injury.