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If we’ve told you once, we’ve told you a million times: High-intensity interval training (HIIT) needs to be part of your regimen. Interval training is the fastest and easiest way to knock out a quick workout. More important, it’s one of the most effective methods of burning fat—and transforming your physique.
High-intensity interval training is so effective for weight loss because you don’t give your muscles a chance to rest between sets, so fat keeps burning long after you finish your workout. Other benefits? By elevating your heart rate during this intense work, you increase your cardiovascular fitness and, therefore, strengthen your heart. During your short rest intervals your muscles are also increasing their recovery capabilities, meaning they’ll recuperate even faster in future workouts. Of course, if you’re going to incorporate HIIT into your regimen at home, you’re gonna need some basic equipment.
The best part of HIIT is you don’t need any big, expensive machines taking up your living room or garage. You can invest in basic, simple—mostly small and inexpensive!—tools.
Here’s the best HIIT equipment you need for your home gym.