A lack of time is one of the main reasons that people give for skipping their workouts. However, if you do high-intensity interval training, then you will be able to get more work done in less time. In fact, HIIT training allows you to get a full workout in less than 10 minutes.
There was a study done that compared people who did a traditional workout to people who did HIIT training. The people who did HIIT training would exercise at a high-intensity for one minute. After that, they would rest for one minute. They repeated this for 10 minutes.
The people who did a traditional workout pedaled for 45 minutes. The study authors found that people who engaged in HIIT training enjoyed their workout just as much as those who engaged in traditional exercise. HIIT workouts can be a struggle, but they are not necessarily more difficult than working out for a longer period of time.
Matthew Stork was one of the study authors. He has suggestions for people who want to make their HIIT workout more enjoyable. He recommends that people listen to music while they work out. Studies have shown that people who listen to enjoyable music while they work out are more likely to think positively about their exercise sessions.
Studies have also shown that people who are new to HIIT will enjoy it more than other new types of exercise. Matthew found that people who completed their HIIT training in the lab also completed it outside of the lab.