By now I am sure you heard it, but if you haven’t H.I.I.T training or High Intensity Interval Training is the latest craze. It involves relentless persistence during your workout and can be more timely effective when performed right. Then why aren’t so many more people performing H.I.I.T inside the gym? Maybe they just do not know where to start. That’s why I am here to help, (insert smiley face). H.I.I.T training can be beneficial for increase HR, and maximize caloric burn. But when perform incorrectly, you can increase the risk of injury to your body.
So I am going to break down 8 lifts for H.I.I.T. Why did I choose 8? Because something that I absolutely love to do is performing these lifts in a Tabata style workout (20 seconds on/ 10 seconds off, for 8 rounds). I going to give you the workout and also the alternative if you don’t have this equipment in your gym. So grab your fit-log and take note. For a leaner and toned physique, try some H.I.I.T in your life. #challngeyourself
1. Jump Rope
Alternative: jumping jacks
2. Mountain climbers
Alternative: This one can be performed with no equipment but if it limits your ability, try standing shadow boxing
3. Push Ups
Alternative: This one can be performed with no equipment but to challenge yourself more try clapping push ups
4. Pull ups
Alternative: Set a squat bar up and perform body weight rows
5. Body Weigh Squat Jumps
Alternative: This one can be performed with no equipment but if it’s too much on the knees, a basic air squat will work just fine
6. Sled Push
Alternative: set a 45lb. plate down on the ground, then push it along the ground. This will work on rubber ground if you have iron weights
7. Thruster* this one should be set up before you start your workout
Alternative: Dumbbells work perfect as a substitute. Instead of a barbel, use dumbbells
8. Tire Flip
Alternative: this one can be tricky if you don’t have a tire, since it is a total body lift. Sub out a med ball slam, try to find the med balls that don’t bounce.
That’s it, try that workout next time you hit the gym, don’t forget you can always add more to it like burpees and battle rope slams. Don’t forget fitness is living healthy and happy. #challengeyourself every day and never settle for anything less than you deserve!
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