high-intensity interval training


: a form of interval training that alternates very brief periods (such as 20 to 40 seconds) of intense exercise at maximum effort with periods (such as 15 to 30 seconds) of less intense exercise
High-intensity interval training has massive benefits, but it can be daunting (hence the intense).Cosmopolitan
… scientific studies have shown that exercising exclusively in the anaerobic zones (high-intensity interval training) is the best way to decrease body fat and increase muscle mass.The Billings (Montana) Gazette

called also HIIT

Examples of high-intensity interval training in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The class utilizes high-intensity interval training disguised by clever choreography for a full-body workout. By Chloe Herring, Brooke Henderson and Samantha J. Gross, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Cardio interval training—also known as high-intensity interval training (HIIT)—is a one-two punch for exercise: Short and mega-effective. Julia Sullivan, Health, 3 Nov. 2023 What's Most Important for HIIT Workouts BartekSzewczyk//Getty Images Again, HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training, which refers to the short bursts of intense exercise alternated with low-intensity recovery periods that make up the protocol. Mitch Calvert, Men's Health, 16 May 2023 High-intensity exercise, like high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that involves bursts of vigorous exercise, can also exaggerate this response.2 7. Gabrielle Kassel, Health, 23 Aug. 2023 Recognizing the pivotal role creatine plays in optimizing energy during weight training and high-intensity interval training, this amino acid becomes a valuable ally in achieving personal records (PRs) and satisfying outcomes. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 July 2023 Work out in the sun with lessons in yoga, zumba, high-intensity interval training, meditation, and more. BostonGlobe.com, 9 June 2023 The device was able to continuously monitor these signals even when a participant biked outside for 30 minutes and performed vigorous high-intensity interval training exercises. IEEE Spectrum, 26 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high-intensity interval training was in 1984

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