HIIT

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So there was a time when I didm’ know what ‘HIIT’ meant. I saw it all over those workout forums, you know, the kind where the BIG bulky fitness dudes post all about their pre-workout and other junk and I’m just over here like, “um, I need to know what HIIT means!!”

HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training. And that’s pretty much what it consists of. It’s the style of exercise that burns so many calories in a small amount of time. The bottom line is to get your heart rate up for a certain amount of time by switching between moderate and high intensity, anywhere in the vicinity of 30 seconds to 5 minutes each! Whoa…that’s intense huh?

Today I’m going to share with you one of my all-time favorite HIIT workouts!! I’m a workout fanatic and love breaking into a good ol’ sweat. The more I sweat, the more accomplished I feel and the more accomplished I feel, the better I feel about myself and the workout. I operate a little weird. I’ll admit to it.

HIIT Workout #1:

30 Burpees (trust me, this will suck and get the heart rate going!)

25 Jump Squat Lunges (jump into a squat and land in a lunge–forget about it!)

40 High Knees

30 Butt Kicks

30 sec. Running in place

 

Do this a minimum of four times through, six times is better, eight times is the goal. It will kick YOUR butt! I could hardly catch my breath after the fifth time but every time I feel like giving up, I look at my son and he’s my motivation. I want to have a healthy and fit lifestyle so he can have an active momma. My momma is active and always improving her overall health and that has inspired me so much. Her level of activity has definitely encouraged me to do as much as she does.

Fuel up loves. This is not an easy workout routine. Make sure your drink plenty of fluids afterwards and maybe even treat yourself with coconut water. Mmm…I think I might need one now!

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