HIIT Workout Benefits That'll Convince You To Try It

Time to HIIT the gym.

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The nine benefits of HIIT workouts.


What Is HIIT?

High-intensity interval training alternates bursts of all-out exercise with short recoveries, so though it's definitely challenging, you get plenty of sweaty bang for your buck — and there are a number of HIIT workout benefits, says certified trainer Donna Walker.

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It's Versatile

"You can apply HIIT timing to lots of workouts, like weight training, bodyweight exercises, and cardio," says Walker. Certified trainer Anthony Crouchelli tells Bustle you can incorporate HIIT-style intervals to practically any workout (like boxing or spinning).