High intensity training has been developed over the years by applying scientifically beneficial weight training techniques to bodybuilding, weightlifting and other fitness avenues. HIT training provide the greatest results in the shortest amount of time.
What Is H.I.T.?
High intensity training (HIT) combines varied weight amounts and repetitions in order to effectively maximize muscle development.
Muscle fibre responds best to brief yet intense periods of weight training. This type of weight training accomplishes a few key responses from the body to produce greater muscle mass gains.
HIT training brings muscle fibre to the point of failure. When muscle tissue is pushed to the point of complete failure then it rebuilds and recovers to its maximum potential in order to meet that type of intense stress again.
Secondly, intense periods of strength training trigger the body to release important hormones which are responsible for helping the traumatized muscle fibre to grow.
The benefit is that you reach maximum health and conditioning in a short period of time.
Essentials of H.I.T. Training
There are some important aspects of high intensity training which need to be followed.
- using HIT training, you should reduce repetitions while increasing weight load. The goal is to reach muscle failure within 5 to 8 reps.
- Rest periods during HIT training should be short. Target rest periods should be around 30 seconds in between sets and exercises.
- The negative aspect of the exercises is just as beneficial as the positive aspects. The negative side of an exercise is the release phase such as the lowering of a barbell to your chest.
- High intensity training works best if used for less than an 8 week period.
- You should really look to eat high quality foods during this time, the use of supplements during the HIT training is also essential.