I'm almost through my first week of HIIT (high intensity interval training). Is anyone else doing this? Thought I'd start a thread about it if anyone else is interested. I am using my elliptical trainer as it's the only equipment I own and I'm not a runner. Besides it would be difficult to go for a run with out DD (5) which would defeat the purpose of HIIT as her legs are too short .
I thought I would like to add skipping for variety, but this will be a work in progress as I need to improve my skipping skills. 7 skips does not make a workout!
I have been doing a HIIT session every other day since Saturday and have already noticed my fitness improving. My recovery is much shorter and I need to push the resistance up in the high intensity bits next time. My machine starts to buck off the floor if you go too fast so I need to up the resistance more to get a higher intensity level.
I'm also going to price up some hand weights to add some resistance training. We don't have room or budget for a home gym or gym membership.