Most people equate a good workout with long, boring gym sessions that last at least an hour or more. But you don’t need to spend hours in the gym to get in shape. In fact, 30 minute training can be as effective. Find out the benefits of HIIT and why less is more.
LONGER DOES NOT MEAN BETTER
Conventional aerobic exercise performed at a steady, moderate pace for long periods of time has been considered as the “gold standard” of a successful workout. No wonder you see individuals spending countless hours in the gym, pounding away at the treadmill for 60 minutes at an even speed. I used to be part of this. With the belief that long workouts are better, I’d force myself to stay on the elliptical for a whole hour. I absolutely hated it but did it anyway as I was convinced spending more time working out was the only way to get into a better shape. Not only can this be extremely boring, many of us simply do not have the time to spend hours sweating with weights and machines. Luckily, according to the latest research, we can get away with, and even get better results with shorter workouts.