What Is REHIT and How Does It Differ from HIIT? (Livestrong)

Posted: Jun 07, 2023 in In the News

This article originally appeared in Livestrong on June 7, 2023.


What Is REHIT and How Does It Differ from HIIT?


Because high-intensity interval training (HIIT) can take just 15 to 20 minutes for a full session, it tends to be an efficient addition to a workout routine, especially if you usually do steady-state cardio exercise like running or cycling.


But what if you need even more efficiency or you find regular HIIT workouts too demanding or exhausting? That's when REHIT can provide the training benefits you need, without skimping on progress or results.

What Is REHIT and How Does It Differ from HIIT?

By now you're probably wondering, what does REHIT stand for exactly? Short for reduced-exertion, high-intensity interval training, REHIT is a form of exercise that combines the principles of HIIT but involves less work, according to Sabrena Jo, CPT, personal trainer and American Council on Exercise (ACE) senior director of science and research.


"While HIIT typically involves short bursts of intense exercise followed by brief recovery periods, which challenges the cardiorespiratory system and promotes metabolic adaptations, REHIT aims to achieve similar benefits through both shorter intervals and a shorter workout duration overall," she tells LIVESTRONG.com.

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