HIIT (high-intensity interval training) promises effective results in 10 minute sessions. Is it too good to be true?
HIIT has become a popular form of exercise. It’s been sold as an efficient workout for busy people, promising effective results through short, fast paced sessions.
Supposed benefits of doing regular HIIT exercise include reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity and improvements to cardiovascular health.
Despite this, training in this way encourages people to push themselves too far resulting in other problems. ARU Professor of Physiology and GB Paralympian, Dan Gordon, demonstrates why HIIT might actually be a ‘miss’ and how your time exercising could be better spent.