HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense burst of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time. A high-intensity workout increases the body’s need for oxygen during the effort and creates an oxygen shortage, causing your body to ask for more oxygen during recovery. This afterburn effect is referred to as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption and is the reason why intense exercise will help burn more fat and calories than regular aerobic and steady-state workouts.
What do you need?
Just an open area or mat you can use. Optional dumbbells 5 to 10lbs if you like to increase the difficulty or resistance. Your pre-workout, intra-workout and post-workout nutrition intake. *Consult your coach on this.
How do you do HIIT?
1. Set up your stopwatch (on phone) for 50 seconds. You will be doing each specified exercise for 50 seconds intervals.
2. Prepare your workout area. Have your nutrition intake ready.
3. Choose and open your HIIT video session below.
4. Follow Coach Marie through each of the 4 exercises for 50 seconds each and jot down your total reps per 50 seconds interval. Be sure not to rush through each exercise and focus on completing them in proper form.
5. Complete your active recovery rest jumping jacks. Do not count these reps.
6. When you have completed your circuit of 4 exercises. Hydrate and continue to finish a total of 4 circuits.
1. Drop Squat Floor Touch
2. Squat & Reach
3. Superman Reach Out
4. X Climbers
1. Around the world
2. Wide Curls
3. Front & Lateral Raises
4. Hinge Curls
1. Sumo Squats
2. Lateral Lunge Press
3. Lateral Lunge Sways
4. Sumo Pumps