Hack: To find a quicker, easier and more effective method for achieving a goal.
Here’s a fat loss hack: HIIT training
HIIT/High Intensity Interval Training is a form of cardiovascular exercise that varies from 4 – 30 minutes. (Note you can get an effective HIIT workout in 4 minutes.) It’s composed of a short, intense workout period followed by a rest period. This workout provides improved athletic capacity and conditioning, improved glucose metabolism and IMPROVED FAT BURNING (Wikipedia).
What I love about HIIT training is that 30 minutes HIITing is probably as effective if not more so than 60 minutes of aerobics, step, lifting, running, line dancing, walking, etc.
What I also love about HIIT training is that you can make up your own exercise routines to do whenever for however long you can. It’s a great home workout because it doesn’t require any equipment or lots of space.
Here’s one I made up as I was writing this blog:
Group 1: Jumping Jacks, Sumo Squats, Pushups, Mountain Climbers
Active Rest: Marching in Place
Group 2: Triceps Dips, Plank, Burpees- no push up, Wall Squat
Active Rest: Speed Skaters
Group 3: Russian Twists, Fire Hydrants, Jumping Jacks, Double Leg Raises
Active Rest: Front kicks
Download a HIIT timer from your app store and set the intervals for 20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest. The total workout time depends upon how many intervals you’ll do.
Join The Boot Camp Girl for effective and creative HITT workouts in 30 minutes. You’ll drop fat fast, and never get bored because no two workouts are ever the same. I’ve been going to her sessions for three years and I can attest to that.
Exercise smarter and harder in a shorter period of time. People, HIIT It Real Good.