If you haven't hear of HIIT workouts before, or you aren't quite sure what they are, then keep reading! HIIT stands for high intensity interval training. So you perform high intensity exercises, with short recovery periods. I really like pushing myself whilst working out. I only feel like I have had a successful gym session when I leave and I am soaked in sweat, so this type of training is my favourite!
HIIT exercises are so much more effective than normal cardio due to the high intesnsity, and the fact you are able to increase both your aerobic and anaerobic endurance whilst fat burning and maintaning muscle. It also helps increase your metabolism.
Below is a HIIT workout you can try, you do not need any gym machines, and you can do it with or without the resistance band and the free weights.
Obviously activate your glutes before doing the workout! Check out my glute activation workout post here.
1. DEAD LIFTS 3 x 15
2. SQUAT PULSES 3 x 15
3. JUMPING SQUATS 3 x 15
4. CURTSY LUNGE, KICKBACK AND SQUAT 3 x 15 (count a curtsy on each leg and one squat as one)
5. RAISED LEG LUNGES 3 x 15 each leg
6. DOUBLE JUMPING SQUAT BURPEE 3 x 15
I have also uploaded a short video with the workout on my YouTube channel which you can check out below.
I am wearing:
Sports bra: Sportfx
Let me know if you try the workout, thanks for reading!