High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Workout
I love a good HIIT workout. Getting the heart rate up, muscles activated and achieving so much in such a short time is perfect because lets face it ‘I don’t have time’ is the number one excuse. Sound familiar? Probably. Ok, well HIIT is your key to improving your health and fitness and ladies fitting back into those skinny jeans with winter fast approaching.
HIIT if great for fat burning, increasing your metabolic rate, to push you into the anaerobic zone of training, muscle toning and endurance and can be done anywhere with no gym or equipment necessary. Lunch break, first thing in the morning, just before dinner, or as a great way to start your Saturday or Sunday before you indulge in those not so healthy weekend treats.
Heres a basic HIIT workout you can do at your local park.
If you have a sedentary lifestyle or any injuries or health conditions that may be effected or worsened with high intensty exercise, please consult your appropriate health professional prior.
Start with a 5-10 minute warm up of a light jog, 10x squats, 10x push ups & 10x sit ups.
50m Sprint, jog back
20x Squat jump
20x Push ups
20x Touch overhead sit ups
100m Sprint, jog back
15x Squat jumps
15x Push ups
15x Touch overhead sit ups
200m Sprint, jog back
10x Squat jumps
10x Push ups
10x Touch overhead sit ups
400m Sprint, jog back
5x Squat jumps
5x Push ups
5x Touch overhead sit ups
Wanting a longer workout? Repeat this and feel free to change the 3 exercise next round.
End with a 3-6 minute light jog and don’t forget to stretch!
Claudia Beyer Owner of BareVitality Personal Training www.future-list.flywheelsites.com.au