If you want a HIIT workout that really gets your heart pumping, you've come to the right place. We've got the best cardio HIIT circuit to increase your cardiovascular stamina, but also, score you some insanely shredded lean muscle gains.
The secret to this circuit's sweaty success?
We combine powerful plyometrics with combination moves, compound movements and added resistance to really amp up your energy burn, so you have to push harder to get through every single second. Your lungs and muscles will burn and your heart will feel like it's going to thump out of your chest, but overtime, your cardiovascular health will improve and your body will be leaner and meaner than ever.
Things to know before you train:
- This is HIIT (high intensity interval training), and its success rests on your working hard for a short period of time, followed by a shorter rest, then working hard again. Repeat. HIIT sessions don't last long (usually around 12 minutes to 30 minutes), so you have really push yourself while you are working. Your rate of perceived exertion (RPE — how hard you feel like you are working) should be between a 7 - 9.5 on a scale of 0-10 — 0 being laying on your couch scrolling your Insta feed, and 10 being doing the hardest exercise you can conceive of doing. Read more about how to measure your workout intensity here.)
- Everyone's RPE is going to be different, so measure yourself by your own standards, and work to your own fitness level. We give modifications to make these exercises suitable for beginners.
- If you're new to exercising, WELCOME! — but check in with your doctor before you start HIIT. (We'll be here for when you get the go ahead!)
Ready to try the best cardio HIIT circuit ever? Set your timer to 50 seconds work, and 10 seconds rest. Smash out this circuit 4 times (5 if you're in total beast mode) and then — if you can lift your arm to do it — give yourself a pat on the back. You're a rockstar!
Fast Feet Drop
Beginner modification: Step your feet back and forward one at a time instead of jumping them both back and forward.
Challenger Hop & Burpee
Beginner modification: If you can’t jump the Challenger Bars, squat on the spot or do a jump squat forward. Also, you can opt to drop to your knees to perform the push-up. Need the Challengers? Get ‘em here! You can pick up all the gear you see in all these moves for up to 25% off when you shop our Heart Racing Sale!
Pogo Touch Downs
Beginner modification: Do this on the floor instead.
Three exercises, and a little determination. That’s all you need to complete this cardio HIIT circuit! Now quit stalling and get sweating.