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To most of us, time is very precious. We’re usually always moving constantly. We have busy lives and we’re more focused on getting to the bag than getting to a workout. Time is everything to us, so I came up with a solution that will most likely spark your interest. So 2 words, HIIT workouts. HIIT stands for High-Intensity Interval Training. It’s a short but explosive workout that’s also strenuous. This work can be down within 20-30 minutes which sounds amazing, right?
Now although I say you can get this done within a short time frame instead of spending 2 hours in the gym, it still a hardcore workout that you’ll possibly hate me for. HIIT workouts are short burst of exercises that highly intense while having less recovery time so you’re constantly moving. HIIT workouts are beneficial, by being time-efficient, bettering your metabolic system, shredding fat, elevating your heart rate while also improving your lung capacity and building muscle.
Below, I put together 5 simple yet vigorous HIIT exercises that will have you sweating oceans and working your heart until it explodes. Don’t get nervous about this, you may hate life while doing this workout or you may have fun, who knows. However, your body will thank you for it!
(30 seconds of rests between exercises and 1:30 between sets)
Jump squats (3 Sets: 10 Reps)
Jump Squats are a great workout that will absolutely lift your butt. Regular squats are cool but can get boring. Jump Squats adds more variation while making the workout more intense. This exercise amps up your workout as it’s supposed to serve as a step towards making your lower body more explosive.
How To: To do this exercise, start with your feet at shoulder-width apart. Go in doing a regular squat but as you come up, jump! Be explosive in this exercise.
• Burpees (3 Sets: 5-10 Reps) (10max Reps)
Burpees can be crucial. A dreadful workout that hate you will hate to do but will love result of doing them afterwards. Invented and named after Royal H. Burpee, burpees are basically a full-body exercise that is great for cardio endurance and building strength. It focus mostly on your core, arms, legs and your butt. This is without a doubt a fat-burning workout that requires balance and coordination.
How To: start with your feet shoulder-width apart. Drop to a squat and as you come place your hands on the ground and kick your feet back. At this point you’ll find yourself in a push up or plank position. You will then drop your body down to the floor by lowering, basically doing a push-up. However, once you come up jump your feet forward and then jump in the air. Congrats you did one burpee, now do 30 more.
• Mountain climbers (3 Sets: 30 Secs)
This is another fat-burning exercise that’s a bit of a plyometric exercise. It works your arms and core that kills calories. Doing Mountain Climbers are not only essential for cardio and strength training but also for agility.
How To: begin in a plank position. Bring one knee forward, toward your chest and then alternate from one knee to the other. Repeat this for 30 secs. You may hate after this workout but you’ll be fine, trust me. You’ll thank me later.
• Alternating Push-up planks (3 Sets: 30 Secs)
Now this exercise mostly targets your core and your upper body strength. Its a brutal workout for your arms and shoulders that tests your endurance.
How To: Get into a standard plank position and begin bringing one arm down. Not all the way down but where you’re rest on your forearm. You will then alternate from one arm to other. Simple right? Probably not, you may begin to cry after doing this 3 times but you’ll be fine, I believe in you.
Leg Raises (3 Sets: 15 Reps)
This is one of my favorite ab exercises. Why you may ask, because you get to lay down and rest your body between workouts. So it’s sort of like a little break to catch a breather. Although I said you’re still working your core muscles. Doing leg raises focus on the lower part of the abdominal muscles, you know that stubby and annoying area that’s so hard to burn fat from? Yeah, that area. This is an effective workout that everyone should do to sculpt those abs. What’s cool about this workout is that it’s also good for making your hips more flexible! Having good hips can definitely in other areas of your life if you know what I mean. *wink wink*
How To: Lay down on your back then place your hands under your lower back and glutes for support of your hips. Extend your legs and raise them up towards the air. You want your feet to point at the ceiling, you will then begin to lower your legs back down but not letting them touch the ground. Of course repeat.