HIIT on an elliptical trainer?

HIIT on an elliptical

HIIT on a treadmill or a cross trainer, a good idea?

Many people start training on a treadmill. However, after a few months, it all starts to get bored. Still sports the same level (low / moderate intensity). Perhaps it is useful to do once in HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). Let us now start with the bad news: this fitness device is probably not suitable for this form of cardio. It is one of the most popular devices for fitness at home, but not suitable for HIIT. Switching between high and low intensity occurs in most treadmills too slow. And such a device is not made for sprinting. The probability that the device fails after a few turns, is great. I would even dare say that – especially the cheaper devices than – treadmills can not handle the speed.

A cross trainer or exercise bike then? Let me put it this way: which devices are not made to be systematically subjected to strenuous exercise. These $500 equipments are mainly made to be used up to 5 times per week. An hour at light to moderate intensity. Those devices in a professional fitness costs easily more than $5000. These may then back on this.

It is best therefore, to carry out HIIT in another place, to free devices: loop slopes or the public road. 5 minutes to warm up and then alternately sprinting for 30 seconds and 1 minute jog, this for 5 to 15 minutes. End with a cool down and stretching.

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