High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has long been the darling of the fitness industry, but there are merits to taking it slow. Low-intensity steady-state (LISS) cardio is making a comeback in 2018.
Take it slow. That’s the buzzword of fitness trainers in 2018 who are pushing an alternative to the short and intense high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts that were last year’s trend.
Low-intensity steady-state cardio (LISS) is the reverse of HIIT and involves elevating your heart rate to about 50-60 per cent of your maximum heart rate (deduct your age from 220 to calculate your maximum heart rate) with long bouts of aerobic exercise.
It’s not exactly a new concept (those fluoro Lycra-flooded aerobics classes of the 1980s were based on steady-state cardio), but LISS is experiencing a resurgence thanks to masses of exhausted bodies looking for a break from their CrossFit, spin and F45 classes.