This HIIT workout is no joke, my friends.
(You’ll know this as soon as you watch the video and hear how heavy my breathing is).
It will make you breathless and sweaty in the best way possible!
The premise of high intensity interval training workouts (HIIT) is that you are making your body work at it’s highest level for short periods of time. You are alternating these bursts of intense exercise with periods of low to moderate intensity exercise. By doing this, you are training both your aerobic and anaerobic endurance, and speeding up your metabolism.
I’ll admit there is definitely some fear in starting HIIT workouts if you’ve never done them before. I was really intimidated at first. Having never been a sprinter or intense athlete, these workouts seemed difficult and out of my reach.
Basically, they just seemed hard and I didn’t want to challenge myself.
When I finally started incorporating some HIIT in my workouts, my entire exercise routine changed!
I couldn’t believe the results I got in only 10 minutes! I would be sweaty and exhausted in much less time than I used to spend on the elliptical machine. I found myself getting stronger in other areas from my HIIT workouts, and I actually had fun doing them.
I now incorporate a HIIT workout twice a week. While it’s still difficult (that’s the point!), it is something I enjoy because I know it gives me results and makes me feel amazing afterwards.
Here are some other benefits of a HIIT workout:
-People state they enjoy HIIT workouts more because they are less bored and more focused
-HIIT workouts are more efficient, meaning you get the same or better results in less time when compared to steady state cardio without intensity changes
-More calories burned, both during and after the workout
-Increased strength gains
I put together this 10 Minute HIIT Workout that is great for both beginners and people who have been doing HIIT for a while! It follows an AMRAP style, which stands for As Many Reps As Possible. You will do 10 exercises each for 1 minute, and do as many reps as possible during that minute. Then you will move on to the next exercise, until you have completed all 10 moves!
I alternate the cardio bursts with Pilates moves to target your core, arms and legs. It’s the perfect combination of exercises, meant to give you an overall body workout in a short amount of time!
While this is only 10 minutes, you could definitely do it 2x through if you are advanced and looking for more of a challenge.
I encourage you to start incorporating a HIIT workout into your exercise routine! This workout is a great way to start.
For my full 30 day workout calendar and to see more of my HIIT workouts, click here.
Remember to always check with your doctor before starting a new exercise routine and to stop immediately if you experience dizziness or pain.