HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts have gained popularity over the past several years and I am a fan because they allow you to do a lot of work in a short amount of time. This makes them perfect for those days you’re short on time but want to get in a solid workout. In HIIT, you combine bursts of high intensity exercise with periods of lower intensity exercise and/or rest. Some research shows that HIIT training can help improve your overall fitness, improve your aerobic capacity, and may prompt your body to burn more calories even after your workout is over. Pretty cool, right?
A note on HIIT…If you are just starting out, please remember to talk with your health provider before beginning a new fitness regime and slowly and steadily increase your fitness levels. HIIT is just that – it’s high intensity! You can adjust the workout below to meet your fitness level by decreasing the time or modifying the exercise (ex – squat jumps could be squat to toes or a basic squat).
Below is a HIIT Strength workout that combines the high-intensity interval with an upper body strength exercise to help you blast fat and calories, while sculpting your arms, back and chest. If you give it a try, let me know what you think!
Have a great Wednesday!