· By Anya Kaats
4 Fun HIIT Workouts to do at Home or Anywhere!
It’s not surprising that HIIT workouts have grown in popularity over the past few years. HIIT, which stands for high-intensity interval training is a technique that combines all-out 100% effort bursts of exercise with quick recovery periods in between. (1) The workouts are intense and therefore normally don’t exceed 10-20 minutes total. The best part of HIIT workouts at home? Well, there are many best parts. First, as I mentioned, they are short. Second, HIIT workouts have been shown to keep your heart rate up, which in turn burns more fat and increasing your metabolism. Third, they generally do not require any equipment. (1) So, to recap, HIIT workouts burn more fat in less time and don’t require any expensive equipment or a gym membership. Kinda hard not to love them! Here are four great HIIT workouts you can try today: Workout 1 30 seconds – Squats 30 seconds – Pushups 30 seconds – Plank hold 30 seconds – Burpees 30 seconds – Rest Do as many of these exercises as you can within 30 seconds without sacrificing form. Repeat three times. Workout 2 30 seconds – Squat Jumps 30 seconds – Dips 30 seconds – Sit-ups 30 seconds – Heismans (15 seconds each leg) 30 seconds – Rest Do as many of these exercises as you can within 30 seconds without sacrificing form. Repeat three times. Workout 3 100 Jumping Jacks 10 Push Ups 30 Squats 10 Burpees 30 Sit-ups Set timer for 12 minutes. Do as many rounds as possible and rest for 30 seconds in between rounds. Workout 4 20 seconds – Knee Highs 20 seconds – Squats 20 seconds – Burpees 1 minute - Rest Repeat for 5, 10 or 20 rounds depending on how difficult you’d like to make it. (1) Enjoy! Anya Kaats & Suja Juice SOURCES: 1. Kravitz, Len. "High Intensity Interval Training." American College of Sports Medicine. American College of Sports Medicine Inc., 2014. Web. http://certification.acsm.org/blog/2015/may/the-basics-of-high-intensity-interval-training