At Home HIIT Workout #2
This full body HIIT workout will take only 12 minutes, so great if you are short on time but will still get your heart pumping, metabolism racing and ultimately burn fat. No equipment apart from a timer on your phone or a stop watch. If you struggle just think quality over quantity; the more you keep doing HIIT the fitter you will get and the more rep’s you will be able to perform in the time. Concentrate on good form for each exercise, you and your body will benefit more by doing this than trying to rush and not doing the exercises properly. I’ve added some links YouTube to the exercises listed to help you if you are not sure what they are.
As always with any form of exercise, please make sure you warm up properly before for a good 5 minutes at least, I usually perform a series of dynamic stretches. Also don’t attempt any exercise if you have any injury without seeking advice beforehand from a medical professional.
6 exercises. 20 seconds per exercise. 10 seconds rest after each exercise. Repeat 4 times.
Exercises in this workout are:
My 12 minute HIIT Style workout
Brilliant if you are short on time as this HIIT style workout on lasts for 12 minutes. Simple exercises that will give a full body workout. 3 rounds plus 1 minute rest at the end of each round. There is no equipment needed; just you, suitable clothing and footwear and some form of timer. Concentrate on working as hard as possible with maximum effort; those 12 minutes will fly believe me!
Remember when it comes to number of rep’s focus on quality and not quantity. The fitter you get the more rep’s you will be able to perform. Whenever I do HIIT I focus on doing each exercise well by using the correct technique. It’s not a race!
Before attempting any form of workout be sure to warm-up for 5 minutes. As with any form of exercise if you have any injuries seek medical advice before attempting any form of exercise that could aggravate or provoke. I am not a personal trainer, this is a workout I do myself and have put together through my own experiences such as attending classes and regularly performing these exercises.
Six months on ….
From initially taking up running I’d got into a routine and getting out and pounding the pavements a habit. However, I was also starting to find running a 5km fairly easy going despite mixing up routes and trying to improve on my time. Then it started to happen; the prospect of putting my trainers on and getting out for a run rather uninspiring. I suppose it was a case of now needing something else to motivate me to maintain my fitness.
Old habits can easily start creeping back
As I could have predicted my motivation to keep fit started to wane. 3 runs a week became two then sometimes one or none a week. I was in danger of undoing all the hard work I’d done and forgetting the goals I’d been so proud of achieving. Sitting on that sofa watching Coronation Street instead of getting out there was starting to become more appealing and the norm. An old habit was starting to re-immerge.
So what next?
Maybe it was time to hit the gym? Read more
Here we go! Time to start blogging
Ok so this is my first blog ever
Scary stuff but here goes! I’ve been told by a fellow blogger friend that you look back at your first blog and cringe. I suppose it’s like that ‘bang on trend’ haircut/style/colour you had back in the day and now your toes literally curl when you look back at photos of you with said haircut/style/colour (mine was a perm). So I need to post something in order to get said opportunity to cringe at it.
I’ve always wanted to blog but have felt that I can only do this when I feel that I something worth saying and about something I feel deeply passionate about. Think it’s always been a question of what to blog about. Then it came to me recently that perhaps I should write about my passion for Read more