What is it?
LISS stands for Low Intensity Steady State, which is pretty self-explanatory. However, you probably havent heard of it, but I bet you have heard of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) right?
The confusing message is what should we be doing and how often?
The reason we should be doing LISS is recovery. If you have high intensity workouts, such as HIIT built into your fitness routine, then your body will need to recover and you can use a LISS workout to do this.
However, LISS isn’t for everyone. Most people prefer to burn calories in the shortest amount of time possible, and this is not what LISS training does.
- About 30 to 60 minutes of LISS can help the body become conditioned over time to use fat as a fuel source at your next workout.
- There is less risk of injury.
- LISS workouts are much less intimidating than HIIT workouts and can ease boredom if you like to mix it up a little.
LISS Workout Examples
If you have 2-3 HIIT sessions a week, make sure you have at least 1 LISS session in your weekly routine. These can be any cardio activity for 30 – 60 minutes: