In recent years, the increased popularity of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has made it a workout designed for those seeking to lose weight and improve their overall endurance. There are numerous benefits to the intense workout series, including great cardio and muscle-building, especially in the legs. Where fat burning is concerned, HIIT increases the hormone, HGH, that burns fat while retaining muscle mass. This ensures burning fat is easier and faster without sacrificing any muscle gains. Another benefit that is often overlooked, however, is the health improvement to your heart.
The first step towards a successful HIIT jump rope routine is selecting the right rope for the job. In the exercise industry, there are jump ropes in varying speeds, styles, and materials. Choose one that is comfortable in your hands and isn’t too heavy.
Furthermore, you’ll want to be sure the rope is the proper length. You can accomplish this by stepping on the middle and raising the handles to chest level. The rope should be completely straight and taught. Some ropes can be customized, which is even more useful for growing or changing bodies.
To start on your HIIT jump rope routine, it’s important not to push yourself to overexertion. A short work period and a longer rest period are perfect to begin. For example, jump rope for 30 seconds, then walk in place for 90 seconds. You can repeat this process as many times as you see fit, or until you’re too tired to continue. In any case, you’ll receive a wholesome workout that boosts heart health and your body’s efficiency.
If you have any heart health questions regarding HIIT jump rope routines, contact Brookhaven Heart by calling (631) 654-3278. We would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have!