June 17, 2016 Exercise, Health

Avoid These 12 Common HIIT Mistakes

In a world where most people expect everything here and now, our patience when trying to achieve the perfect body often wears thin.

HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) has become the preferred workout for anyone who wants to get in great shape, really fast.

It has spread across most gyms in recent years, and even celebrities are embracing the concept of putting maximum effort into workouts that only last around 30 minutes – with results boasting fat loss and increased definition.

However, the heart rate-boosting nature of HIIT means that there is plenty of opportunity to get things wrong – which could lead to injury, demotivation and not seeing the results that you want to.

To ensure that you’re getting the most from your HIIT training and completing the exercises to the best of your ability, we’ve put together a list of 12 common mistakes that you could be making.

1. Not giving enough time to perfect the technique.

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You can’t rush perfect technique, so make sure to take it slow at first to ensure that you’re performing each movement safely and effectively. Once you have the technique down, you can start to take things up a notch. Exercises where this is vital are strength-based, such as those involving kettle bells, barbells and dumbbells.

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