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Bored with cardio? Try HIIT
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has become a popular way to burn fat in the gym, but that’s not all this type of cardio training is good for. The basic framework of high-intensity interval training is always the same: Brief, all-out work periods, separated by rest periods that you wish were just a little longer. The work-to-rest ratio can vary from 1:1 (for example, 30 seconds on, and 30 seconds off) to 1:4 or more, and the rounds can be just a few or 15 or more. But no matter how long you rest, the key is that you bring everything you’ve got to your intervals. HIIT is amazing for increasing your aerobic capacity. Meaning pushing cardiovascular limits will actually make “normal” bouts of cardio seem like a breeze. HIIT can be used to lose as much fat as possible while cutting, to stay lean and conditioned while adding muscle, or to improve aerobic and anaerobic endurance for performance-focused athletes. The best part is there is really no wrong way to do it. The only way it can be done wrong is if you don’t give full effort during your working sets. Give it a try. It may sound scary or intimidating but I believe you’ll discover a lot about your capabilities both mentally and physically.