#HIITItAndQuitIt 8.14.13

(Austin Teel wants to help you make your body look better. He offers both online and in-person training, as well as diet plans. For those interested, view his Instagram page and email him at ateel09@gmail.com.


Everyone has been there before. You walk in the gym, hyped up to kill a workout, and 10 minutes into it you find yourself with an empty slate. What should I do next? What body parts should I train together? How long should I rest in between sets? WHY AM I EVEN HERE!?

As someone who has been training for a little over 4 years now, I’ve tried countless different methods to seek new results. What I’ve realized is a lot of workouts need to be personalized because genetics play a huge role in how one’s body reacts. BUT, there are a few techniques that I’ve researched and put into action that are universal. Regardless of your body type, goals, disabilities, these workouts are going to benefit you.

The method that I use more than anything else in training is HITT. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. What’s so fancy about this training style though? I’ll be releasing an article later this week to scientifically explain the effects and benefits of HIIT. For now, let me show you a case study:

A group of sports scientists at McMaster University used a protocol including 60 seconds of intense exercise (95% intensity), followed by 75 seconds of rest, repeated 8 to 12 times. What these scientists found in their results was that 3 of these sessions a week burn the same amount of fat as training 5 hours a week at 50-70% intensity.

So, from this point forward, I’m going to release a #WorkoutOfTheWeek every Wednesday. Throw your headphones in; turn up the intensity; and go torch some fat!


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