When did I become a runner?
Running has always been in my family. My mom was a distance runner in high school and she continues to run to this day. I had plenty of great memories growing up cheering my mom on once a year at the Indy Mini Marathon. Each year in elementary school I always looked forward to field day. I always looked forward to the running races. I ran both distance and sprinting events in high school and college. I later became a cross-country coach at my local school and I will still run with the high school team from time to time. I have run multiple half marathons and other races as well. I actually was named top 100 female in the Indy Mini Marathon the last time I ran. (100 out of roughly 14,000 females) Running is in my blood.
This workout is probably my favorite HIIT workouts yet! It definitely one that will leave you dripping in sweat. I love it because you have 4 rounds that are 4 minutes long and you compete against yourself to see how many moves you can fit into each round. I love how I can track my progress and see my improvement each time I do this workout. The best part? No equipment needed and this workout can be done in your home in 20 minutes! I tracked and you burn about 300+ calories in this workout. Get me the 4X4 HIIT workout! >>>
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is a type of cardio /strength workout that has short periods of maximum effort followed by short periods of rest. Typically HIIT workouts are shorter so that you can give 100% effort the entire time. Because you are going 100% you are pushing your heart rate which means more calories burn that an average cardio workout.
HIIT workouts make your muscle lean and strong. They are only meant to be done 2-3 times per week. (While mixing in your regular workout routine in between) After several weeks you will start to know the difference in your breathing. For those of you that hate long workouts on a treadmill or elliptical or simply do not have the time to workout – this HIIT workout is for you. HIIT workouts give you fast and positive results.
What I love most about this workout is that there are HIGH AND LOW OPTIONS!!! This means that anyone, and I mean ANYONE can do this workout. I recommend starting out with the low options and make it a goal to get to the high ones. When I started doing this workout, I had to do all of the low options.
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What is HIIT? HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts 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. (Source: DailyBurn)
This workout suitable for ALL fitness levels and ages.To decrease the intensity either go down in weight or take the LOW options.To increase intensity increase the weight. It is very important to stay on time with the rests. The goal of this workout is to give it 100% effort during your moves followed by rest. Make sure you stay on time with your rests. If you rest too long or too short you will not get the proper workout. You are supposed to feel out of breath in this workout. What I do to keep track of time is to set my stopwatch on my phone and sit it next to me or to wear a stopwatch.
What if I could tell you that you could burn the same calories you would burn working out for 30 minutes in only 15 minutes?This is NOT one of those infomercials, it is the real deal. Continue reading “15 Minute HIIT Workout”→