This post will go over three types of HIIT Cardio that – in my opinion – are the best you can try. If you’re interested in learning more about High Intensity Interval Training (beyond the basic stuff you’ll find being spoon-fed left, right and centre at gyms as well as online), then this is well worth the read. In a way, you could look at these three methods as being something akin to a “Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced” guide, but no matter what your experience is (either as a trainer or general lover of fitness), you’ll still benefit from mixing things up and trying out something new. Don’t expect an in-depth analysis of each – I’ll do individual posts on them another time and evaluate them further; but in this article, I just want to open your eyes to different “styles” of HIIT Cardio, and give you some novel ideas as to how to use them in your next workout.
This post is [mostly] for the (proverbial) “newbies” – no matter if you’re Generation X, Y, a Boomer or even a Millenial. If you’ve never dipped a toe into the ocean of Health & Fitness, then this post should hopefully shed a little ray of light on the importance of pursuing an active lifestyle. If you’re younger (16-30 [ish]), then read this as a “preventative measure”; but if you’re any older (and/or suffer from any conditions such as Arthritis or Diabetes), then read this as a “rough guide on seeking out the right help”. Having met and worked with a wide array of people with these conditions (across all generations, a couple of examples include: a 17-year-old with Arthritis, a 32-year-old with Osteoporosis, and a 54-year-old with Relapsing Polychondritis [treated similar to Rheumatoid Arthritis]), the one thing that has been clear is that there is next to zero awareness of the fact that there are Specialist Fitness Professionals (who should be sought out), and they have the expertise to design appropriate fitness programs for anyone with these types of conditions. My hope is that this post encourages people to get involved with physical activity, regardless of age or condition.
As someone who used to suffer from Type II Diabetes, I managed to figure out some simple ways to better understand the condition, and over the period of a couple of years, even reverse it entirely. Several years later, and I have since gone on to become a Specialist on the subject as well as a top calibre Master Personal Trainer. In this post I share three of my key insights in the hope that it may help others and maybe make a difference in someone’s life. This blog post was written for TEDx Folkestone, and as my debut post, I’m excited to share it with the world.