The results that you get from weight training can vary, depending on your goals and your type of training and diet.
Of course, as you begin with weight training, it is important that you always ensure good form to avoid strain, sprain, or other injuries.
HIIT or High-Intensity Interval Training
One of the best exercises for weight loss and improved health is HIIT.
HIIT, which is also known as high-intensity interval training or simply interval training, remains one of the best and fastest ways to burn fat.
HIIT is an extremely popular choice amongst busy folks, as a session can go by as quickly as 10 minutes or as much as 30 minutes.
However, if you would like to go for longer, you can—provided you make sure you are not overexerting yourself (as this can lead to severe injury or worse).
It is quite easy to get started with HIIT. All you have to do is vary the intensity of your normal exercise activity.
- For example, if you are walking/running on a treadmill, start by walking for a minute.
- Then, run at high speed for 2 minutes.
- Walk slowly for 30 seconds to recover.
- Go back to running for two minutes.
Basically, you vary the intensity of your workout, going high intensity for alternating intervals.
When doing HIIT, remember not to push yourself too hard, too soon. Pace yourself and prioritize good form over speed. Otherwise, you run the risk of injuring yourself or even putting your cardiovascular or respiratory systems at risk. HIIT should be something you ease into.