HIIT workouts (high-intensity interval training) are a popular way to lose weight and get fitness results. Intense workouts are great but not for everyone. If that sounds like you, take a look at LISS cardio.
These low-intensity steady state workouts give you a great workout at a slower pace. I frequently combine LISS cardio with HIIT workouts in the same week.
The LISS cardio helps my body to recover. When I was doing mostly intense workouts like fast running, Focus T25 and Insanity MAX:30, my body had problems recovering.
I had to make a change. I turned to LISS cardio to help my recovery and keep my body from exhaustion, while still getting a great workout.
What is LISS Cardio?
LISS cardio was founded by Kayla Itsines and Tobi Pearce. LISS stands for low-intensity steady-state and is done for longer periods of time at a consistent pace.
On the other hand, HIIT workouts are shorter, more intense exercises like Insanity.
I love doing LISS workouts because my muscles don’t get as stressed and recover faster.
What are the Benefits of LISS Cardio?
If you are new to exercise LISS cardio is a great way to get started and build a great fitness foundation.
If you are already fit, LISS works great as an active recovery workout to give your body a break. That’s exactly what I do and it works for me.
I was doing too much intense training and felt that I was overtraining a little. My muscles were exhausted and sore all the time. When I introduced LISS cardio on alternate days, my body felt better again.
How to Get Started with LISS
Just because LISS is low intensity, that does not mean low energy. You can easily get a LISS workout in just by walking or jogging (not running) at a consistent pace for 45 minutes.
It’s one of my favorite ways to give my body an active recovery day.
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If you already do intense workouts, like training for running races, then LISS cardio is the perfect way to have an active recovery day.
If you are just starting out on your fitness journey or recently had an injury, LISS is a great choice due to its low impact on your body.
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