HIIT workouts are great for mornings where you don’t have a lot of time (or if you think you’ll be sitting down all day). HIIT, or high intensity interval training, is any exercise routine that uses short bursts of all-out effort followed by short recovery periods. The workout usually lasts for anywhere between 4 minutes to half and hour… that’s right, even 4 minutes can be enough – the key is all out effort!
The benefits? Short intense workouts give you the most bang for your buck – burning fat and giving your long-lasting after burn (you’ll be sure to feel it when you walk up the stairs!).
Personally I love how invigorated I feel after a HIIT workout. On days where I think I’ll be sitting for long periods, or when I just don’t have time for my regular routine, I’ll do a HIIT workout in the morning and be on my way. I promise you it will get your heart beating, your circulation going and your muscles aching!
Do each move for 30 seconds, one after the other, with no rests. At the end of the circuit (8 moves), rest for 1 minute. Complete the circuit 4 times (so that’s a total of 20 minutes). The best way to time your workout is to download the Interval Timer app on your iPhone. Let’s go!
2. Toe touches
3. Split burpees
4. Reverse burpees
5. Bear crawls
6. Staggered pushups
7. Toe touches
8. Jump squats