One of my favorite workouts that I currently can’t do until I’m further along in the healing process are HIIT workouts. What is hiit? Why does it have two i’s in it?
HIIT stands for high intensity interval training. And what is that? It’s basically short, intense bursts of exercise followed by a short rest. Usually a hiit workout is full body and will keep mixing up upper body, lower body and core exercises. Examples include sumo squats, mountain climbers, push-ups, burpees, planks, skaters, etc.
The benefit of these hiit workouts is time. If you’re pressed for time you can get a great workout in, in a short amount of time like 15-20 minutes.
Another benefit of these workouts is they work. They burn more fat because you’re in this constant high intensity and can see big results by incorporating this type of training into your workouts.
These workouts are my favorite to plan. I do a lot of this type of training with the sports teams I work with. It’s fun to come up with different upper and lower body exercises along with core exercises. I like to pick some very challenging exercises for teams and see how they do with them.
I like the constant changes of these workouts when I’m doing them and the quick rest. I like being challenged and pushing myself through the different exercises. Since I plan so many of these workouts for the teams I work with, I often look up hiit workouts for myself to give myself a break from my job. But every now and then I’ll put together some workouts from myself.
While this may sound intimidating these workouts can be modified to your fitness levels and are a lot of fun. There are prenatal hiit workouts that I was able to do at 30+ weeks pregnant so there’s easier or modified hiit workouts for any level.
Give these workout a try and you may start singing like Britney Spears: Hiit me baby one more time!
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