It’s time to change up those workouts people. When I feel like I need a change, I take a HIIT.
HIIT = High Intensity Interval Training. It burns A LOT of calories and gets in everything that you need. Cardio and strength in one killer workout so it’s one of the best. I have a love/hate relationships with HIIT workouts because I know the workouts are going to be intense so I hate them. I love them because I definitely see improvement in my body and fitness after doing these workouts for a while. The key is to stick with the workouts.
A HIIT workout combines high intensity periods of workout with moderate periods of rest. This keeps your heart rate up and the blood pumping for a great workout.
Benefits of HIIT workouts:
- If you don’t have a lot of time in the day, this one way to get in a productive workout in a short amount of time.
- It’s a total body workout.
- No equipment needed. It’s a workout you can do at home or at the gym in a class format. (You may decided to add weights or other equipment though. It’s up to you.)
- Increases your metabolism.
I wanted to provide you with some samples of HIIT workouts. You can find most of this stuff free on YouTube and other places on the web. I regularly do Tone It Up and Fitness Blender HIITs so I stand behind these workouts.
From Tone It Up:
From Fitness Blender:
And there are always some Pinterest HIITs too: