Like most people, I used to think that in order for my workout to really count, I had to spend at least 30 to 45 minutes in the gym.
That was before I started doing high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts and got absolutely hooked.
If you're not quite sure what that is, HIIT is a style of workout that alternates short rest periods with super-intense workout periods. It's an incredibly efficient style of exercise that helps to burn more calories in less time, promote greater fat loss, and boost conditioning levels faster than longer, more moderate-paced exercise. And best of all, you need to work out only three to six days a week to see results.
The key to getting the most out of HIIT-style workouts?
You have to work really, really hard.
That means no extra breaks and no giving up even when your muscles start to burn. To see results, you have to work as hard as you possibly can!