We all know how high intensity interval training tops the best of the best when it comes to fat burning and calorie torching in workouts, not to mention how you keep burning calories even AFTER you've completed the workout. The workout below is just the same! The greatest part about it is three fold:
- You perform 8 different moves which keeps the routine fun, exciting and different.
- You perform each move for only 20 seconds each, with 10 seconds rest right after.
- You perform 5 rounds of the circuit (8 exercises) and you are DONE in 20 minutes!
What do I need to do?Perform each exercise for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest. You have 8 exercises in total, so when all is said and done, one round will take you 4 minutes. You must complete each exercise with 100% effort. You will be changing up your exercise every 20 seconds, so give it ALL YOU GOT using correct form, for those 20 seconds!
What equipment do I need?For today's workout you will need a bench and a stopwatch and/or interval timer. If you don't have either, download a free one such as interval timer.com . For the bench, you can use a chair, lower table, step or any elevated surface.
How often should I perform this type of circuit?Perform the below circuit 2-3 days a week on non-consecutive days.
Exercises:Toe Taps Power Squats Push Ups Double High Knees Decline Plank Knee to Elbow Tuck Jumps Bench Dips Jump Lunges Video below demonstrates the moves and I go through one full round with you!
(This will be the first of many 20 minute HIIT workouts I will bring you over the course of the next few months to keep your gorgeous summer bod in shape over the fall and through the holidays!)