You want a full biceps and a bigger, wider breast. They want superheroic shoulders and a torn, chiseled back. What should be your next step? Leave the high-intensity interval training you are constantly participating in. At least you should stop putting it at the center of your workout.
I see it all the time. HIIT is currently the buzzword of fitness and, in my opinion, the second most congested term in the business. Too many people brainwash the group's fitness industry and think that 40 seconds, 20 seconds off Burpees, push-ups and squats would give them an action-hero body. It will not.
HIIT has a place in every routine and is the perfect destination for a quick workout. Properly done, the protocol will result in a short work phase, followed by brief rest periods that can cause your body to burn for hours and burn fat. The routines are also an excellent way to build a strong cardiovascular system, and in certain situations increase your explosiveness and your sportiness.
However, if you want weapons of the Dwayne Johnson type, drop the ropes and burpees and bring the right weights. Have you ever seen The Rock Burpees made? That's what I thought.
Why should you cool off at HIIT? First, three important reasons:
1. More Load, More Profits
To build muscle, you gradually need more of your muscles. This generally means that you need to lift heavier weights throughout your workout. HIIT does not put you in an ideal position to do this. The rest periods never let you fully recover, so you can lift with clean shape.