High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), typically includes a short warm up, followed by 6-10 high intensity exercises, with low intensity recovery periods or rest, and lastly a cool down. When performing the intensity workout portion, near maximum effort is required. HIIT usually lasts between 15 – 20 minutes.
Keep in mind that HIIT increases the amount of fat burn during exercise routines and continues to do so for up to 24 hours. The time it takes the body to recover from each training period takes longer than if doing a steady pace while training, which is why caloric/fat burn continues for a period of time after exercise is over.
Our workout today will include a warm up, 30 seconds of high intensity training followed by 15 seconds of rest/recovery periods…we’ll do this for a total of 20 times. If you need to grab a sip of water, do so during the rest/recovery periods.
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Equipment Needed: interval timer
What to Do: Perform each exercise for 30 seconds and rest for 15 seconds and immediately move to the next exercise. Complete 5 circuits.
Be sure to watch the videos before beginning to know exactly how to complete each exercise…no stopping once you begin!
Complete this workout 5 x’s which = 15 minutes.
1. Mountain Climber
2. Air Squats
3. Split Jumps
4. Side Burpees
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Review the videos below for correct form.
Warm Up Video
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