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‘HIIT’ Up The Summer Workout! I woke up in a daze,

They are doing what the average isn’t in order to obtain the walked straight to the toilet with person body the average person won’t. my phone and completed my usual social media check. I think to myself, “It’s quite hot in here… of these may be High Intensiunusual”. I open the ‘weather’ app One ty Interval Training (HIIT). Before on my iPhone to read: “Melbourne I explain exactly what it VIC – Australia Wednesday 27th is, I can tell you right November 12:00 pm. 28 degrees now what its not. It’s not with clear skies”. going for a 3-hour walk. It’s not taking two hours do ten sets of bicep My first reaction is to look at my to curls. not peddling a arms and see if my bicep curls and bike forIt’sone hour and I chest presses has increased my size can assure you it is not since yesterday. “Damn! Little to sitting on the couch no change”. I walk to the bathwatching TV. So what is room, take of my top and start flexing. Once again, same as yes- it and how can it help? terday. I stay for a few more minutes in hope that if I get the HIIT is a training idea in which angle right I’ll see my shoulders low to moderate intensity intervals and biceps larger than what they are alternated with high intensity are. I turn on the heat-lights and all intervals. HIIT is considered to other lights and move back from be much more effective than the mirror. Bang! I’m satisfied. normal cardio because the higher I’m going to the beach. intensity enables you to increase both your aerobic and anaerobic and so it may be more At the beach I see shredded males, endurance effective for fat burning than ever bikini babes & far too many males before. that look like overgrown gorillas. I sit there wondering, “How the hell do they do it?” We all know diet is You may be askthe most important aspect of ob- ing, “What is taining a fit body and that place aerobic and anthey call ‘the gym’ can really help aerobic?” Aero(and plenty of sleep can go a long bic exercise is way in achieving a ‘healthy mind’ simply exercise too) which in turn means a that uses oxygen. ‘healthy body.’ This energy system is utilized prolonged These people are different. They during exercises (such workout in unique ways and they as exercises eat tailored diets to their lifestyles. which last over Dec 2013

three minutes). Examples include: walking, swimming & bike riding. Anaerobic however, is the opposite; meaning without oxygen. The anaerobic energy system is what provides energy in all-out efforts of up to one minute. Examples in-

clude: hill sprints, boxing rounds, butt kicks and high knees. Many athletes look to improve both aerobic and anaerobic systems, including: basketball players, soccer players and AFL footballers. Why? Over the period of the game they are sprinting, jumping, dodging and at times jogging. The two systems are getting used during these sports; therefore a strong aerobic AND anaerobic system is needed. These athletes, much like the HIIT program, incorporates hard and fast movements, followed by slow relaxation

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