LISS (Low Intensity Steady State cardio) is a different type of cardio to HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). HIIT is faster bursts of energy training, completing several rounds of training in a few minutes where as LISS maintains a steadier pace and is lower intensity while still being effective.
LISS is ideal for an active rest day or recovery day in other words you still get a bit of training in! LISSis a great way to get stronger, especially for beginners.
Need a break from HIIT? LISS cardio is popular to use as a break from HIIT because it has a lower risk of injury while still helping to burn fat. LISS is easy to stick with and helps increase your fitness level, burns fat and builds muscle while you train.
Low Intensity Steady State cardio is not as intimidating as HIIT or weight training. It will help in building confidence while training and is great to incorporate as part of your daily workout regime – as a warm-up or cool down, even after some high intensity training!
Why is LISS good for you?
- It’s easy and free!
- It builds endurance and fitness levels
- It’s great for recovery after injury.
- It works well for weight loss! – Double up when you combine LISS and HIIT!
What workouts can you do as LISS?
- Cardio equipment