My Favourite HIIT Workout

Recently I’ve been taking to my Snapchat account (Username: Leanneacmoore) to see what blogposts you would like to read each week.

 

I usually give three options and ask that you screenshot the one you want most. This week “My Favourite HIIT Workout” came out on top.

 

Before we get into the workout it’s probably a good idea to explain exactly what HIIT is – it stands for High Intensity Interval Training. In a nutshell it means working hard for a set period of time where the heart beat is elevated and then taking periods of rest before you go again. You basically give it your all for the “work” period and can rest or opt for lower intensity activity for the rest period. Popular timeframes are 1 Minute on, 30 seconds rest or 30 seconds on, 30 seconds rest. One of my favourite is the tabatha timeframe which is four minutes in total with eight rounds of twenty seconds and a ten second rest between each one. But HIIT doesn’t have to follow these timeframes. It can really be anything your mind can imagine. So be inventive.

 

Here’s my favourite HIIT routine:

Perform each exercise for 30 Seconds. Take 1 minute rest between rounds. *

ROUND 1:
Goblet Squats
Shoulder Press
Mountain Climbers

1 Minute Rest

ROUND 2:
Repeat round 1
Add Static Weighted Lunge

1 Minute Rest

ROUND 3:
Repeat round 2
Add Kettlebell Swing

1 Minute Rest

ROUND 4:
Repeat round 3
Add Weighted Sit Up

1 Min Rest

ROUND 5:
Repeat round 4
Add Burpees.

Remember this is a cardio workout. Even though you are training with weights – the intensity makes it a cardio based routine. Use this on your cardio days to replace the mundane treadmill or Xtrainer. The whole workout takes LESS THAN 25 minutes.  Making cardio more interesting will help you stay on top of it.

 

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