No Sleep... Check
Rough Morning... Check
Shitty Day... Check
Lack of Energy... Check
Laces tied up... Check.. wait what!?
Today was a day from hell and by the time I got home I did not want to do anything, by anything I mean wanted to sit my ass on the couch, eat snacks and sleep. However I knew by the time 8pm hit I would hate myself for lack of movement and motivation.
Enter HIIT run here!
What is HIIT you may ask... well lucky for you I know how to use Wikipedia very well and I am able to answer this question... BAHAHA j/k
Enter Science Lesson Here:
High Intensity Interval Training AKA HIIT- an exercise that alternates periods of short INTENSE anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. HIIT can lasts anywhere from 10-25 minutes. HIIT provides athletic conditioning, and improved fat burning along with glucose metabolism.
So after a few min. of being a baby and having a snack I decided to lace up my tennis shoes and hit the pavement. I choose different landmarks around the neighborhood to gauge my High Intense moments, and my rests and I got it done. Sprints followed by short recovery periods.
So what makes me love this type of workout? Easy! It's short, it's effective and now I will not hate myself by 8pm tonight. With the sprints followed by brief recovery periods I actually ended up going further then I had originally planned. Although it wasn't a crazy intense workout I feel much better and my stress has been decreased just a tad.
So next time you feel like crap or you are short on time. HIIT it up and feel much better
Ciao and an HIIT RUN,