High-intensity interval training (HIIT), or HIIT Workouts is a fast way to build muscle and increase aerobic fitness. Most workouts alternate between maximum effort for 20 – 30 seconds, with shorter rest sets at lower intensity levels throughout the entire session. This type of exercise can also be customized depending on your body needs by applying it in running or strength training sessions alone! One downside? There are many ways you could do HIIT wrong which leads not only towards injury but prevents reaching goals as well
Here are 5 common HIIT mistakes done by the common gym goer.
1. You’re not doing your warm-ups or cooldowns
Stretching before and after a workout can help you avoid injury, so it’s important to remember that just like exercise itself needs time for recovery.
A proper warm-up is necessary because everyone has different injuries which require individualized care; furthermore, high intensity activities such as jumping may cause joint pain due the fact they are tough on our bodies – but don’t let this discourage from doing your best!
2. Not eating before your HIIT workouts
HIIT is an intense workout that requires carbs to supply energy for the higher-intensity pieces. If you do it on an empty stomach, your performance will decrease and likely make you feel sick as well since there’s nothing in our bodies which can provide quick sources of fuel like sugar or fat burners does when we’re working out fasted
3. The Intervals are too Long
Short, intense exercises are the key to fat-burning success. You have about 20 seconds or less during which you can go all out before your body starts experiencing fatigue and failure– so don’t take it easy on yourself! Unlike with longer workouts where we might be able push ourselves for an hour at time without tiring too much beforehand (or even breaking a sweat), brief moments of high intensity will cause our bodies’ metabolism rates rise enough that they’re burning calories just trying power through those tough few minutes.
4. The Rest Time is too long Between HIIT Workouts
The key to getting the most out of your workout is ensuring you have a small recovery period after each exercise. This helps maintain blood flow and muscle strength while also burning more calories post-workout, meaning less time spent recovering in between sets
5. The Intensity is Too Low
Unfortunately, many people lack the conditioning to work out at a high intensity. This is because they are either not in shape or have never been trained for such intense exercise routines and workouts before, if you’re newbie then take it easy on yourself! But once again – do not hold back when exercising until your rest period comes around– otherwise known as “pushing past comfort zone”.
At Soul Martial Arts, our classes are run on a HIIT Workout basis making sure that you are getting the most out of your workout, also so that something new is done every session. If you would like to learn more, contact us by visiting our site, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with all of our announcements.