Trainers everywhere love HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts simply because they are fast and effective, can be modified to any level of expertise, and get your heart rate up - allowing you to burn more calories even after the workout is complete. The real key in completing HIIT workouts (which many people forget to execute) is to move as fast as is challenging for you within the given timeframe. Leave each exercise breathless and that’s when you know you are doing it right. Here are some options for time intervals depending on level of intensity.
Complete 3-5 Rounds:
Option 1: 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest (usually completed when given a short window to workout, but intensity needs to be pushed for as many rounds as you can)
Option 2: 30 seconds of work, 30 seconds of rest
Option 3: 40 seconds of work, 20 seconds of rest
Here are a few go-to at home cardio HIIT workouts:
Criss Cross Squat Jack
Touch Down Squat Jack
Ground To Sky Jump
Mountain Climber + Push-Up
Leg Lifts (side to side)
Jump Lunge + Squat Jump
Sprint in Place
HIIT workouts are a simple scientific approach to get in shape with 10-minutes workout a day. Be leaner, stronger, and healthier - start today.
Article by: Julia Meyr