In youth athletics, endurance matters.
The team with the most energy towards the end of a game usually wins.
Lots of youth athletes look AMAZING in the first half of a game, and then things start to fall apart after half time.
They get tired.
And tired teams usually don’t play their best.
If you want to ensure your team comes out fresh in the second half, you need to start doing HIIT.
HIIT= High Intensity Interval Training
High-Intensity Interval Training describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity.
It’s Efficient: In fact, our HIIT circuits take just 10 minutes, but your athletes will achieve MORE in 10 minutes than they would running for half an hour.
It Improves Cardio Like Nothing Else: Most youth athletes aren’t used to pushing into the anaerobic zone (where it’s actually hard to get out a sentence because you are breathing so hard). But it’s that anaerobic zone that offers amazing results. One 2006 study found that after 8 weeks of doing HIIT workouts, subjects could bicycle twice as long as they could before the study, while maintaining the same pace.
It’s Fun: There are lots of exercises you can use for a HIIT circuit, but we’ve designed ours to be fun for kids. All of our HIIT exercises involve a ball.