High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is a popular training style that alternates bursts of high-intensity exercise with short recovery periods. HIIT is great for burning calories, losing fat, and building lean muscle. It also helps you improve your endurance and cardiac health. This HIIT for abs workout is meant for people at the intermediate to advanced level.
In order to get the most out of this workout, push yourself during the high-intensity exercise periods. Aim to perform the moves as quickly as possible without losing proper form. The 15-second recovery periods will allow you to rest so that you don’t burn out too quickly.
What You’ll Need: a gym timer (free apps are available for download), and a mat or towel to lay on the floor
What to Do: Perform each move for 45 seconds and rest for 15 seconds in between. Complete all moves and repeat for a total of 4 rounds, resting 30-90 seconds in between rounds.
Below, we’ve included videos showing how to perform each move. Using proper form helps prevent injuries and ensures you’re getting the most out of your workout.
1. Mountain Climbers
2. Russian Twist
3. Jackknife Crunch
4. Up & Down Plank
6. Leg Lifts
7. Bicycle Crunch
Up & Down Plank