Welcome to your HIIT training!
So what does HIIT stand for? So glad you asked. It stands for High Intensity Interval Training. It’s a training technique where you go HAM (which means Hard as a Motherfu*ker) for short, intense bursts, followed by a brief period of rest.
There are many benefits to this training style. Not only does it burn calories and help you lose fat, it also spikes your metabolic rate for hours after you work out. Basically, you will burn fat in less time, and, most importantly, feel like a rockstar doing it.
The following video is something Jana and I recommend you do 2 to 3 times a week!
As a BEGINNER:
30 seconds on, 30 seconds off
For the ADVANCED version:
30 seconds on, 15 seconds off
The number of reps you do is up to you. We recommend 3 to 5 reps to keep this feeling spicy and super challenging.
In the video, we show you the following 4 exercises:
- Jumping Lunges
- Plank Walk/ Burpees
- Squat Jumps
- Mountain Climber/ Push-ups
While we break it down for you, here are a few tips for you to keep in mind while you rock your sweat.
Have a timer ready (most phones have them!), blast some of your favourite tunes, and take this workout either to the gym or do it at home!
Remember to BREATHE while you work out! Seems simple but its easy to forget. Breath work is everything! Exhale on the effort. Always come back to the basics, and allow that foundation to guide you through your practice.
Always remember….you are not meant to be perfect at this right away! All great things takes time, and you will build up the strength both physically and mentally to achieve more. The first steps are always tough, but once you get into a grove, you will find a real sense of pride as you can step up the reps or take shorter breaks in between rounds.
Get after it athletes, and have a kickass workout!
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Video filmed and edited by the talented Alaina Michelle.