High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a great workout method that consists of alternating between exercising vigorously and resting. The key is to keep your body in a constant state of shock so that you can burn fat more efficiently. The ideal ratio for HIIT training is 1:2, 1 minute of rest for every 2 minutes of exercising vigorously. HIIT training is great, because it requires less time than a typical cardio session and it burns more fat. Also, due to the intense nature of this training, you should limit HIIT training to one or two days a week; performing moderate level cardio on other workout days.
There are several exercises that you can do for a HIIT training session. One of the more common exercises being jumping rope. However, there are others such as burpees, step ups, and sprints. All of theses exercises should be performed with the suggested 1:2 ratio.
When it come to keeping track of the rest and exercise periods, I use a GYMBOSS or a simple interval timer app. A great app is the Interval Timer by Deltaworks. This app even allows you to zone out to music while you power thru your workout.
Well now you have everything you need to get started! But remember, if you ever find yourself getting bored with your workout, a little tech is all you need to spice things up a bit.