This high intensity interval training (HIIT) will get you moving and is totally beginner friendly.
If you are short on time, then adding HIIT workouts into your week is one of the best additions you can make. HIIT workouts are often considered to be one of the best workouts to burn fat and improve your cardiovascular health. It does not matter where you are on your fitness journey adding in a HIIT workout will improve your fitness.
So, what exactly is a HIIT workout?
Well HIIT stands for high intensity interval training and can burn a high number of calories in a short space of time.
Each workout usually involves short intense bursts of activity done at your maximum capacity followed by a short rest period. These bursts of activity are done in circuits.
Due to the high level of intensity your body will continue to burn calories after the workout in done often called the afterburn effect.
First the first in our workout series we have select a simply 15-minute workout. This workout does not require any special equipment, in fact to only thing to need is a chair or bench to do tricep dips on (just make sure it is a stable one, as we do not want you falling over).
OK time to throw in another acronym – AMRAP which stands for as many reps as possible. Remember this one as we will use it fairly often in our workouts. In a AMRAP style workout, you do as many of that particular exercise in a given time e.g. As many push ups as you can do in 45 sec.
These are great to do as the fitter you get the more of each exercise you can fit in the time. It is a good way to see your progress.
Don’t just jump straight in to your HIIT session you need to warm up before you start the workout.
In this workout we have picked 5 exercises. Perform each one for 45 sec with 15 sec rest before the next exercise.
When you have completed all 5 exercises that is one circuit.
Do 3 circuits and that is the HIIT workout complete.
Remember the stretch and cool down after your workout.
Give yourself a high five, you have put in some good work.
Here are the exercises you will be performing:
3 rounds 45 seconds work 15 seconds rest
- Push Ups
- Tricep Dips
- Butt Kicks