Ross Edgley explains how strength and stamina can co-exist in modern day training. It is true, or is it just gym folklore?
HIIT (or high-intensity interval training) is a way of training that involves quick, intense bursts of exercise followed by short recovery periods. This technique keeps your heart rate up and is designed to burn more fat in less time. Sounds good, right?
The more effort you put in, the more you'll get out of your HIIT circuit. But, if your workout clothes aren't quite as enthusiastic as you are, it can make all the difference.
Thin, flimsy leggings and and ill-fitting tops could be holding you back from performing your best. Here's our current favourite 'fits for HIIT, aimed to help rather than hinder your performance...
TOP: ELEVATE SPORTS BRA
BOTTOM: ELEVATE CYCLING SHORTS
The key is finding what you feel most supported in. The clue's in the name, but HIIT can get pretty intense and your clothes need to keep up.
It's going to get lively and it's going to get.... sweaty. Powerful stretch fabrics that allow your skin to breathe are best - think mesh features, split hems and sweat-wicking fabrics all for improved ventilation and lasting comfort.