HIIT. The buzz word every fitness bunny
is talking about at the moment. High Intensity Interval Training has the fitness industry going crazy because it makes fat cry in a short amount of time. How?
Well, the basic idea is that you do short periods of all-out work followed by short periods of ‘active rest’ to make your body work harder than it would during steady-state cardio. All you need is 20 minutes, a yoga mat (for core work) and some good music and you’re ready to seize the day.
I prefer doing Hiit first thing in the morning as it energises me for the day ahead and starts burning more calories post workout. So what’s so good about Hiit?! Yes, you burn more calories but the effect of all that extreme exertion kicks your body’s repair cycle into hyperdrive. That means you burn more fat and calories in the 24 hours after your Hiit workout than you do after steady cardio.
I’ve put together an Expresso Workout below for girls on the go to work your entire body and take you to the fat burning zone! It’s only 20 minutes of your time so make sure you work hard and push your body to its training limits.
I’ll be adding more to the site each week and will include specific Hiit workouts targeted specifically for lower body, upper body, core… if you do these 3 to 4 times per week (mix them in with your gym workouts too) plus eat clean, wholesome foods then you’ll start seeing results in no time!
Expresso Workout 1
Total time: 20 minutes
Total exercises: 5
How: 30 seconds work followed by 30 seconds rest for each exercise
Repeat the circuit: 4 times
- ‘Iron man’ sprints
- Squat jumps
- Jumping lunges
- Mountain Climbers