Side-effects of HIIT
1. It isn’t for everybody: You may have come across several videos that promise the moon, when it comes to HIIT. They say it works for everyone, even beginners. Well, the truth is NO, they don’t. These are hard workouts, and you are going to feel that every time you go for them! And if you are a beginner, you are going to be in a lot of pain, because you need a certain kind of stamina to go for it!
2. It can cause dizziness: Like we said, these are tough exercises and require you to do various exercises in different positions. So, one moment you may be sitting, and the other you might be standing. Don’t forget that your blood pressure will also increase and drop in quick succession too. And that could be why you might get dizzy.
3. It can cause sore muscles: Even though the exercises are short and brief, you might end up with sore muscles. With high intensity comes the higher risk of damaging your muscles on a regular basis. Some have described this as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
4. Higher chance of injury: Since you are doing these exercises a lot faster than you normally would, it means you won’t have as much control over your body movements when you do normal exercise. However, if you are just starting out on your HIIT journey, then take care to control your movements as much as you can.