The Best Equipment for Strength HIIT Workouts, According to Fitness Pros
Strength + HIIT = Magic
New research suggests that the benefits of HIIT extend to fast-paced strength training. In a study, exercisers doing strength training who incorporated low-rep sets with shorter rest in between saw bigger strength gains than a moderate-intensity group. (See: This Workout Combines HIIT and Strength Training, So You Won't Have to Choose) This quick-hit approach to weight lifting is ideal if you need to fit in a strength session in minimal time—and is doubly useful if you want to save commuting time and get it done at home. Stock your home gym with this workout equipment for at-home strength HIIT sessions, all approved by fitness pros.
"This is my new favorite," Alexander Charles, a group fitness manager at Equinox in New York City, says of the RMT club. "Use it for swinging, jabbing, and balance moves."
Don't overlook that sandbag at your gym. "This really recruits your core strength," says Charles.