Anaerobic exercise and HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training
HIIT is an exercise strategy alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods until the point of exhaustion.
To remember that HIIT is associated with anaerobic exercise use the following mnemonic:
Do you think we should hit (HIIT) the anaconda that's wrapped itself in rows. It would be a quick (anaerobic) death.
A high intensity interval training (HIIT) session is similar to a circuit training workout in the sense that multiple exercises can be used to train different muscle groups, but unlike circuit training, there is no rest between sets.
Typical HIIT routine exercises include:
HIIT workouts are generally short in length, as the intensity is so high, muscle exhaustion is quickly reached.