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High-intensity Training: Definition, Benefits & Best Equipment to Buy
Do you feel like you’ve reached a plateau in your fitness level? It’s not unusual for even the most enthusiastic and experienced weight lifters and fitness fanatics to reach a point where they feel they’ve stalled, that their gains have slowed, or that they’ve reached a limit in what they can do.
It’s also not unusual to get bored of this limbo pretty fast, and start looking for ways to take your stamina and your fitness to the next level. HIIT workouts are a great way to get results and keep your workout routine fresh. Before discussing some of the best equipment you can buy for high-intensity training, we have to establish what we mean by “high-intensity training.”
What is High-intensity Interval Training?
HIIT, also known as “high-intensity interval training,” is all about efficiency, with most workout routines involving 20-25 seconds of high intensity exercises with 10-20 seconds of low intensity exercises . Typically, HITT workouts lasting anywhere from 15-45 minutes. HIIT is focused on raising your metabolic rate through sheer intensity and speed, building lean muscle mass and burning calories. Common high-intensity exercises include:
- Mountain climbers
- Jumping jacks
- Alternating kettlebell swings
- Rowing (Rowing machine)
- Biking (Exercise bike) and more
Benefits of High-intensity Interval Training
High-intensity interval training offers significant benefits for those looking to take their workout routine to the next level. Some of the benefits of HITT include:
- Burn calories more quickly
- Build muscle in your upper body, lower body and core
- Burn fat and lose weight
- Improves blood circulation
- Lower blood pressure and more
The Best Equipment to Buy for High-intensity Training
You can do High-intensity training with or without exercise machines. Specialized equipment, however, can offer unique benefits. Below, we’ll discuss some of the best home exercise machines you can buy for high-intensity training:
1. Power Towers
Power towers allow you to perform high-intensity workouts that use your body weight, including tricep dips, pull-ups, and more. Check out this power tower from Stamina Products.
2. Kettlebells and Dumbbells
Kettlebells and dumbbells are some of the most common kinds of workout equipment. You can use them to perform high-intensity workouts, including kettlebell swings, dumbbell lunges and more. Check out Stamina Products’ adjustable kettlebell and adjustable dumbbells.
3. Plyometric Box
Plyo boxes are a great option for high-intensity interval training. You can use plyometric boxes for certain high-intensity exercises, including box jumps, dips, step-ups, and more. Check out Stamina Products’ adjustable height plyo box.
4. Rowing Machines
Rowing machines are an excellent, low-impact way to get an intense cardiovascular workout, while building upper and lower body strength. Like this magnetic rower from Stamina Products, most row machines feature adjustable resistance, granting you complete control over the intensity of your workout.
The Stamina X line lets you reap the benefits of a high-intensity workout routine.
More About Stamina X Exercise Equipment
The Stamina X line of exercise equipment lets you reap the benefits of a high-intensity workout routine.
Adding Stamina X machines to your home gym is the perfect way to add real intensity to your workout. With other Stamina Products available to give you full cardio and resistance training, you can take your fitness to the next level, pushing your stamina to its limit.
The Stamina X line has been developed with the motivated and dedicated user in mind. This means that these products are made with the best quality materials, and superb, focused design that can withstand heavy use of up to 250 lbs.
Contact Stamina Products
If you want to escape your comfort zone and get off that plateau, the Stamina X lineup from Stamina Products is exactly what you’re looking for. Check out the full line, or take a look at what else Stamina Products has to offer. Contact us today to order, or if you have any questions.