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HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training. It is a workout that is designed for those with limited time to exercise, who want to build up stamina and aerobic strength, all without the need for gym equipment. HIIT raises the heart rate to the maximum, with allowing moments of rest in between. The exercises vary, but you will use all parts of your body. This alteration between moderate and high-intensity exercises means you can do more in less time, increase your metabolism through exercise and improve overall health. Here are the top 10 tips for gaining the maximum amount of benefits from HIIT training.

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1. Walk and Sprint

A great one to start with, especially if you are a beginner and don't consider yourself to be super fit, is the walk and sprint. Begin with a 30-second walk, followed by a 30-second sprint. This combination should be repeated up to ten times. As you progress you'll start to feel a burning sensation, and at only five repeats you may think it time to give up, But the more you repeat, the better you will get. Practice is the key to stamina and for a high-intensity workout such as this: the walk and sprint is just the beginning.

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