This Interval Training Infographic Helps You Pick The Right Workout

Interval training, as we've noted quite a few times, is a great way to get fit in a short amount of time. High-intensity interval training (HIIT), as the name suggests, is even more intense and effective for burning fat. Here's a complete guide to HIIT workouts in one handy infographic.

Created by the folks at Greatist, the infographic describes how high-intensity training works your body to the highest amount of oxygen use and results in the "afterburn" effect, so your body keeps burning calories after the workout. Combining this with the principles of interval training, you can build lean muscle and boost your metabolism.

The graphic also compares three popular interval training programs so you can choose the right one for you: Tabata Method, Little Method and Turbulence Training. Note that high-intensity interval training isn't for everyone, as the graphic states, since it's taxing on the body and the programs mentioned here require dedication from people who are at least at the intermediate level of fitness.

If that's you, here's the guide to HIIT:

The Complete Guide to Interval Training [Infographic] [Greatist]


    Great infographic, but reading this upon getting home from a workout at the gym I'll share my easy interval training method.
    First I'll do any sort of medium intensity weight training for 15-20 mins just to get the muscles into gear and then hit the treadmill. Queue up your music player with 2 or 3 music tracks that have breakdowns (jogging) between high tempo parts (sprinting), and just tune out and run to the music!
    So, you've just jammed your interval training into 5-10 mins and you didn't even notice because you were rocking to your favourite songs and you're still burning calories for hours after.

    HIIT is the bomb diggity but for it to work you must must MUST hit the right level of intensity. We are talking balls to the wall, I want to die intensity, not oh my I'm a little puffed intensity.

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