Definition of HIIT courtesy of Wiki:
High-intensity interval training
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High-intensity interval training (HIIT), also called High-Intensity Intermittent Exercise (HIIE) or sprint interval training, is an enhanced form of interval training, an exercisestrategy alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. HIIT is a form of cardiovascular exercise. Usual HIIT sessions may vary from 9–20 minutes. These short, intense workouts provide improved athletic capacity and condition, improved glucose metabolism, and improved fat burning.
A HIIT session consists of a warm up period of exercise, followed by six to ten repetitions of high intensity exercise, separated by medium intensity exercise, and ending with a period of cool down exercise. The high intensity exercise should be done at near maximum intensity. The medium exercise should be about 50% intensity. The number of repetitions and length of each depends on the exercise. The goal is to do at least six cycles, and to have the entire HIIT session last at least fifteen minutes and not more than twenty.
Try this out for size
Warm up: 5 min skipping
- Burpee/pushup 10
- Reverse lunge kick 10 e/s
- Weighted Plie’ Squat jump in/out 20
- Woodchop 10 e/s
- Chin up 10
Rest 1 min/repeat
Rounds for time
Find yourself a set of stairs (the more stairs the better!)
First 5 sets run up single stairs. So one step at a time.
Second 5 sets run up double stairs. So two steps at a time.
Take 30 seconds break
Perform 100 toe taps on the bottom stair
20 ‘reach up and down’ squat jumps
Run a fast as you can to the top
Jog back down (active rest)
Repeat x 5
Perform this sequence for the desired amount of time you need to complete your HIIT today
Well if you live in Dubai your probably jumping for joy at the fact its cool enough to enjoy being outside now
If you live in a country where its beautiful outdoors, get this one in for the weekend!
Capitalise on some vitamin D
Ok! so here it goes. Find yourself a beach or strip of land that runs approximately 1km.
You can do this out on the street. But yes you may be that weirdo in the neighbourhood popping squats and push ups on your neighbours lawn. HEY! someone’s gotta provide the entertainment right?
Doing this on the sand will add intensity. More bang for your buck if you ask me!
You can either do this for distance every 50m,100m or 200m ( you choose) if you have a timer set it for intervals of either 30, 45 , 60 or 90 seconds. Obviously the shorter the interval the higher the intensity.
At each interval perform the following;
- 10 air squats
- 5 burpees
- 10 pushups
- 5 jump squats
Sprint to the next set point.
This should be pretty hectic. You can play around with distances, times, intensities and exercises. This is just an example.
Great little weekend interval workout to get ya going!
Turning up the heat (like Dubai needs any help) at the track today.
Getting some high intensity in there after a great legs session.
Just in case the legs weren’t killed enough thought I’d take them to the track with these crazies and make sure they were spent!
Girls gotta get creative with 50 minutes HIIT to kill!