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What is high-intensity interval training (HIIT)?

Jorge Cruise
Fitness
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is the quickest way to do bursts of exercise that will break down stored fat that you can then use for energy. Watch fitness expert Jorge Cruise give some examples of exercises you can do to see great results. 
Steady-state cardio is more boring and less efficient than high-intensity interval training (HIIT). HIIT teaches your body to recover more quickly from hard work. It does this by cycling a period of intense activity, such as a sprint, with a period of working rest, such as a jog, and repeating that pattern for a set duration of time. HIIT gives your metabolism a kick, so you burn oodles of calories up to 48 hours post-workout. 

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