The benefits of LIIT

Low-Impact Interval Training

Working out regularly is so good for your long-term health, weight loss and mental well-being. But high-impact exercise, like HIIT workouts or bootcamp training, can actually have a negative impact on your body, and take a toll on your joints. If you suffer from past joint injuries or regular joint discomfort, a better option is LIIT: low-impact, interval training. You get the best of both worlds—a challenging workout that’s kind to your body and your joints. LIIT strikes the perfect balance between the high-intensity training of HIIT and the lower impact of pilates. LIIT provides a balanced, total-body workout that’s still super challenging. You’ll get stronger with every class and improve your health while minimizing the stress on your joints.

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If you’re not sure whether LIIT is the right workout for you, check out these benefits of low impact exercise:

INCREASED STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE

Low-impact exercise is the way to go if you’re interested in increasing your strength and endurance. Unlike high impact workouts like HIIT, LIIT does not overexert your body, and you can work at your own pace and level of intensity. If you’re consistent in your workout routine, you can increase your muscle density, tone your body and improve stability and endurance with LIIT. It’s a more challenging, total-body workout than pilates, for example, because it combines strength, cardio and flexibility into one 360-degree workout.


JOINT MOBILITY AND ELASTICITY

It’s also important to note that low-impact training has a positive effect on joint mobility and elasticity. These benefits will help improve your performance in weight training exercises and make your stronger for everyday tasks in everyday life. It’s called functional fitness--practical and productive movements that benefit you outside of the gym. In addition, LIIT workouts will lengthen and stretch your muscles, allowing your body to work efficiently. However, if you want to build muscle mass, you’ll need to increase your resistance training.



How to get the most out of low-impact workout

When exercising, you should watch out for joint hypermobility and extensions. In other words, stay in control of your range of motion to protect your joints. Keep your eyes on your knees and ensure that they’re aligned, for example. It’s also crucial to work out your glutes. Strengthening these muscles will help minimize pelvic instabilities and improve your body tone. Additionally, you should watch out for muscle spasms which might occur when you first start your workout. Luckily, at FORM50 fitness, the entire focus is on perfecting your form. And that’s what makes every class so effective.


Beginning a new workout routine can be daunting, especially if you have joint problems. However, LIIT workouts will maximize your efforts in every session. At FORM50 you’ll get hands-on guidance from your coach. Their help will be everything, especially when you’re first starting out. If you’re not sure about something, ask your coach. They’ll be happy to answer your questions. Ready to try LIIT? Book your class here.


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