High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a dynamic workout technique designed to raise your heart-rate and burn more calories. It is centered around bursts of short but intense exercise, intermingled with brief recovery exercises. 


A big draw of HIIT is that your body will continue to burn calories even after the workout is over, and can give greater results in less time than a steady state cardio regime. But to get that burn, HIIT workouts can be challenging. So if you are new to HIIT, give this beginner routine a try.

All you will need for this workout is a mat and some room to move. Each exercise should flow into the next, but take a short break and get some water when you feel like you need to. And don’t forget to warm up and cool down!

  • 20 push ups. These can be on your knees if needed.
  • 30 glute bridges, holding each bridge for 1 second.
  • 40 lunges, alternating your legs each time.
  • 30 inner thigh squats.
  • 30 bicycle crunches (15 on each side).
  • 25 tricep dips, using a bench or chair to raise and lower yourself.
  • 60 jumping jacks.

Take a three minute rest at the end of the set and repeat through a second time. If you need more challenge, do the routine a third time.

October 04, 2020 — Kristin Reichert

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