High intensity interval training sessions are commonly called HIIT workouts. This type of training involves repeated bouts of high intensity effort followed by varied recovery times. … This type of training can be accomplished using body weight, resistance bands, free weights, medicine balls or weight machines.
What is HIIT training good for?
HIIT training is great for those who are short on time as a way of maximizing your time spent in the gym. A typical HIT session, not including your warm up, would last a maximum of 20 minutes.
Many of the benefits of HIIT training have been vastly overstated by the media and marketers but there are definitely some advantages to it.
HIIT training leads to greater EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption) when compared to continuous exercise. This means that after you have finished exercising, your body will continue to burn calories at a higher rate than normal. The evidence base is small, but at least one study has shown that you can match the training effect of continuous training in less time using a proper HIIT protocol.