HIIT stands for High-Intensity Interval Training. It involves short, intense periods of exercise, followed by rest periods. If we mix high-intensity cardio activities like sprinting with strength it allows you to burn the most calories in the shortest amount of time. It does require you to push as hard as you can for the short period, which is why the rest is allowed. In CrossFit we do HITT! But, we do HITT and a lot more.
While HIIT is a very effective way to train, it’s not the complete package. In CrossFit, we will do HIIT once or twice a week but mix it with short high-intensity workouts without rest, medium and long monostructural (cardio) workouts, as well as weightlifting and Gymnastics.
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