I have three different bodyweight HIIT workouts coming your way today! Whatever floats your boat you can definitely find it here. If you want to focus on core or work your entire body then I’ve got you covered. If you are a yoga lover at heart well it appears I have the goods for you too. Let’s do this!
3 Bodyweight HIIT Workouts
These 3 bodyweight HIIT workouts are simple and effective. They can be done outside or anywhere you have sufficient space to move around. No equipment necessary here. You will be alternating high knees with various challenge holds. Sounds like fun, right?
Grab your favorite playlist, harness your energy, and away we go!
Using high intensity interval training in your workouts is amazing for fat burning. If you are not familiar HIIT is performing highly intense moves and alternating them with less intense ones. You can get a great training session for the amount of time spent. Hence the saying, a lot of bang for your buck.
Many of us do not have tons of time to devote to separate cardio sessions. By performing these style of workouts you can improve your athletic ability which translates to all of your workouts. They are also a lot more fun than counting the minutes on those cardio machines.
Be warned…these workouts will turn you into a sweaty puddle.
*HIIT is excellent for:
•losing body fat (while retaining lean body mass)
•strengthening the cardiovascular system
•developing sport-specific energy systems (e.g. training for that Olympic hockey team)
•developing “work capacity” (i.e. the ability to tolerate a high level of intensity for a longer period)
•improving fat and carbohydrate oxidation in skeletal muscle
•developing “mental toughness”
•making you a badass
•challenging the fast twitch muscle fibres — the fibres that are great for strength, power and looking buff
Are you convinced yet? The list goes on! This article from Precision Nutrition is a great, quick read that will explain all of the benefits in even more detail.
I received my certification in nutrition from Precision Nutrition and love all of the great information they always make available.
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Fitness Tip for Beginners
The rest period is key! If you are a beginner to exercise or HIIT check in to make sure you aren’t pushing too hard. Take your pulse at your neck for 15 seconds. Multiply it by 4 to get your beats per minute. Wait until your heart rate drops to about 140 beats per minute before attempting the 2nd round.
Make sure to check out this Full Body Stretch & Open to include before or after your workout as a warm up or cool down.
How About You?
- Do you like HIIT workouts?
- Do you workout in the morning or at night?
*Source, All About High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Precision Nutrition.