If you have questions about HIIT workouts, you have come to the right place!
Let’s start with the basics. HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training, which refers to short bursts of intense exercise alternated with low-intensity recovery periods.
The intensity. HIIT consists of phases of high-intensity work followed by phases of moderate- or low-intensity recovery. If you want to make HIIT work, you have to go all out and put 100% in! We highly suggest that, before you start HIIT workouts, you do some light dynamic stretching—such as twists at your waist and side lunges—to warm up the lower and upper body.
As when beginning all new workout routines, you should start small and work up to increase intensity. The jumping lunge is a great beginner workout. For this, start in a lunge position with one leg forward and one back. Then jump off the ground and switch the positioning of your legs, so that the one that was in front is now in back. Continue to do this for 20 full seconds. Then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat for 5 reps.
Want something more challenging? Try the 15-minute stair challenge. Set a timer for 15 minutes. Start with sprinting up and down the stairs (taking single steps). Do this for 30 seconds. Then find a flat area and do 10 push-ups. Once you finish your push-ups, go right into a 15-second wall squat. Jog down the stairs and then rest for 30 seconds. Once your rest is complete, pick it right back up. Repeat these exercises until your timer goes off.
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