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Who Can Benefit From HIIT Training?

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In recent years, you've probably seen tons of people talking about HIIT training. For many people, it's become the next big thing in fitness and has been something that many people have wanted to try out.

If you haven't heard of it before, HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is where you work out very hard for a short time. It's a different form of cardiovascular activity, where instead of doing an hour-long walk, you do 15-20 minutes of high intensity, and you basically get the same results in less time. 

With that said, HIIT isn't the best choice for everyone, so who is it right for, and who should consider it? Today, we will talk about this and tell you if HIIT training is right for you. 

Who can benefit from HIIT training? 

HIIT training is a perfect fit for those athletes with more experience. It's particularly popular among athletes who have mastered the basic fundamentals of exercise and are eager to elevate their progress. And while anybody can do some form of HIIT training, it doesn't necessarily mean that it's the right choice for everybody.

HIIT is best fit for advanced individuals and is not good for beginners right from the start because of its intensity. Many beginners want to start with HIIT and it's never a good idea to do so. Not only can the intensity be too much and could increase your risk of injury and prolonged recovery, but when you do an exercise that is too intense for your fitness level, you really don't benefit much from it. That means you'll do all the work but aren't likely to see the results you want simply because it's too intense for your experience level right now and won't allow your body to fully reap its rewards.

That's why finding a cardiovascular exercise fit for your experience and goals will benefit you much more than doing a workout you aren't ready for. From there, you can gradually work up to doing HIIT and get the most out of your workout as you work towards it, which is much healthier, safer, and more beneficial to you. You can read more about HIIT and other workout durations to consider in our blog here.

If you're unsure about the best cardiovascular exercise for your fitness level, take advantage of our FREE 7-day trial. Our expert coaches can guide you towards the most optimized path to your fitness goals. This personalized advice can help you make informed decisions about your fitness journey and ensure you're on the right track. 


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Overall, HIIT training can benefit more experienced athletes, not beginners. If you try to do HIIT before you are ready for it, not only will it be extremely difficult to do, but you run a high risk of injuring yourself on top of it. Not to mention, a workout that is too intense for your level won't provide much benefit or result to you anyway, and this could cause you to lose motivation and step away from fitness entirely.

For that reason, it's better to focus on where you're at in your journey, optimize your current level of exercise, and stick to a plan to get results and work up to where you want to be. Once you're more experienced, you could consider doing HIIT training if you want to, and, training with a coach with this goal in mind can help them build a plan for you to you get there much faster. 

But until then, stick with your plan and work on getting healthier and stronger, and you'll be at that level before you know it.

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