The Right Way to Do HIIT (high intensity interval training)

HIIT is the best way to efficiently and effectively lose fat. Period.

What’s the problem with this type of training?

It’s no longer what the name implies, high intensity. Instead it gets turned into moderate intensity with moderate rest.

Moderate intensity has it’s place- after an injury, when you’re recovering and just need to get your body moving, things like that are fine.

In order to get the real result and the real effect from HIIT, it has to be done right.

Unfortunately that “done right” means you almost want to curl up in the corner and cry (as you’ll see in my video later) because it’s so intense.

Remember a couple of videos ago I spoke about the minimal effective dose? I’m not going back on my word. I’m not telling you to trash yourself and get injured.

HIIT is a short burst of work (that sucks a lot) followed by a recovery break which is 5-6 times the rest, because you’ll need it.

High intensity for me is not the same as high intensity for someone else, but the goal is to go as close to maximal effort for YOU.

What I don’t want to see during this type of training is working at a moderate pace for 30 seconds then working for a slightly more moderate pace for 30 seconds as recovery.

There’s a time and place for that, but if you want to elicit the response that will help your body burn fat and mobilize that fat tissue (yes, you want this!) then here’s how it goes down. Here’s a video of my training session from Saturday where I explain it all, including my desire to curl up and cry….


Here’s the workout:

:20 all out sprint on the bike
1:20 recovery
Repeat 6x