Just like the name reads, any time you are doing HIIT you must keep the intensity high and the intervals effective. There is a ton of variations of this. I encourage you to be creative and use whatever you have at the gym to get your heart rate high for a short period then rest for another period. There are many methods to this madness, however below you will find my favorites.
Treadmill, Stair Climber, Jacobs Ladder, Bike
10 secs working x 20 secs resting x Failure
- Here you will be using any piece of cardio equipment that you prefer. I recommend one that incorporates the full body movement such as the bike with handles, Jacobs Ladder vertical climber.
30 for 30 for time
- This is simple. 30 secs working, 30 secs resting. Set a time. I usually go for 10 minutes.
- battle ropes, treadmill, Stairmaster are good for this kind of work
- 2 minutes. the average shift for NHL players. If you want to be in the same shape as professional athletes, you have to train like them. I grew up playing hockey so I love working like hell for 2 mins then resting for 5. Pick your poison!