Hi folks! High intensity interval training (HIIT) has become very popular with fitness enthusiasts. For beginners, though it can be frustrating to get started. HIIT requires you to repeatedly switch back and forth between ‘high’ and ‘low’ intervals at set periods, but you have to watch a clock or a regular timer to do that. That takes your focus away from what you’re doing in the gym.

Enter iHIIT Timer

By providing audio notifications, iHIIT Timer lets you know when to start, switch intervals and finish, making HIIT workouts easier.

Here’s how it works

iHIIT Timer consists of six main parts as follows:

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  1. Run Controls
  2. Delay Start Timer
  3. High Interval Timer
  4. Low Interval Timer
  5. Cycles
  6. Notifier

The Run Controls are on the tab bar at the bottom of the screen. These allow you to Start, Pause, or Reset your workout.

The Delay Start Timer provides you with a delay so you have time to set your device down, get into position, or generally get ready to start. Once its run out, iHIIT Timer will play a tone to tell you to start and automatically shift to the High Interval timer.

The High/Low Interval timers are the heart of the app. These will run back and forth for however many cycles you specify. At the end of every High and the end of every Low interval, iHIIT Timer plays a sound to tell you to switch to the other.

The Cycles are the number of times you’d like iHIIT Timer to repeat the above High/Low combo. Once your cycles have run, iHIIT Timer will execute one last High Interval to complete. Once this has completed, a double tone is sounded to signify your workout is finished. The notifier is the sound played throughout the functioning of the app.

By default, iHIIT Timer ships with some small default values which are just intended to let you try it to see how it works. You can set your actual parameters on the Settings page, accessible in the upper right of the main screen.

Example

Using the default starter parameters, a workout would run like this:

  1. Delay timer runs for 5 seconds – notifier sound plays once
  2. High Interval runs for 5 seconds – notifier sound plays once
  3. Low Interval runs for 5 seconds – notifier sound plays once – First cycle complete
  4. High Interval runs for 5 seconds – notifier sound plays once
  5. Low Interval runs for 5 seconds – notifier sound plays once – Second cycle complete
  6. High Interval runs for 5 seconds – notifier sound plays twice – Workout complete

So all you do is enter your parameters in Settings and click Start. Its that easy!

Most HIIT workouts use high and low interval times of up 60 seconds each. If you’re new to HIIT or if you’d like to read more about it, check out some articles at Bodybuilding.com. (No, we’re not associated with them. Just happy customers!)

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