Tips to remember before you try HIIT workouts

Written by Editorial Team | Published : February 14, 2019 7:01 PM IST



High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts are becoming the new fitness trend across most of the gyms globally. It offers you a full-body workout in a short time period. However, it is an extremely intense workout which can make your body susceptible to various injuries and hence it requires precautions. Also, you will be able to get quick results, only when you perform it the right manner. HIIT workouts can be performed by any age group, however, you should consult with an expert before you opt for this workout, as certain health issues can put you more at risk of developing an injury and they need to be addressed. Here, there are few points you should keep in mind when you perform HIIT workouts.


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Beginners: If you are a beginner, you should only perform these workouts when there is an expert is there to help you out. Also, initially it is recommended that you should limit yourself to try these workouts only for two-three times in a week. Going overboard can cause tissue injuries to your joints. Also Read - Understanding Nervous Breakdowns: Exploring Intense Mental Distress


Staying Active By Warming Up Before Exercise

This helps get sudden cramps and joint stiffness. To ensure Joint flexibility and reduce stiffness, one must exercise regularly. Simple things like a regular daily walk can be beneficial.


Eat A Fast-acting Carbohydrate

Break your fast immediately if you experience signs of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), such as sweating, trembling, or confusion. Eat a fast-acting carbohydrate, such as a piece of fruit or a sweet drink, to raise your blood sugar levels. Also Read - Enhance Your Brain Power With These 5 Yoga Poses



Tabata is a form of cardiovascular exercise, very similar to HIIT.