You may have heard of the term “HIIT” workout but never understood what it means, or its purpose. HIIT, or High-Intensity Interval Training, is a powerful tool for weight loss, especially if paired with a low-carb diet.
What is it?
HIIT is a style of exercise in which you alternate between quick, intense exercise spurts, into a short and less active recovery period. The idea of this switching between low and high-intensity intervals is to keep your heart rate up.
What Happens During HIIT Workouts?
When performing the high-intensity intervals, your body will begin to demand more oxygen, creating what is known as, excess post oxygen consumption (EPOC). This oxygen shortage, increase your metabolism for the next 48hrs. That’s right! You will still be burning calories for the next two days after your HIIT workout!
How Do I Get Started?
The great thing about HIIT workouts is convenience. They require no equipment and can be done almost anywhere! Most HIIT workouts can be done in 30-mins or less, making it easy to fit in a busy schedule.
Here is 30-minute HIIT workout we created for you!
Note: If an exercise is too intense for you, accommodate. For example: if you cannot perform a normal push up, let your knees touch the ground or do wall push-ups.
Circuit One (High Intensity)
Burpees – 60 seconds
Crunches – 30 seconds
Squats – 60 seconds
Rest – 30 seconds
Circuit Two (High Intensity)
Jumping Jacks – 60 seconds
Flutter Kicks – 30 seconds
Run fast in place – 60 seconds
Rest – 30 seconds
Repeat 5 times
After completing your HIIT workout, it is important to hydrate and stretch! Your body will be in need for it after the exertion of energy you put it through. Therefore, you should replenish it with proper nutrition and supplements.
Ready to try a HIIT workout but need proper training? Our health coaches, are here to help! Call us at (844) 789-8446 and let’s get you feeling like a new and healthier you!
Medically reviewed and written by:
Founder & CEO
Doctor of Chiropractic