Ok so this week our workout is simply adding in a few HIIT components to our lovely legs workout we kicked off with last week.
Short bursts of high intensity cardio. I’m only asking you for 30 seconds each time so you have to promise to give me all you got ok? No holding back.
HIIT training has been proven to burn nine times the amount of fat as working out for longer periods of time at a “steady state” (jogging, for example).
Yeah I thought so . . .
So, last week I mentioned how much I love, love, love to workout my lower body and one of my other all time favourite ways to train is with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). If your new to HIIT training, click here to learn more 🙂
I personally love it. Not only because the higher intensity means I get an ah-mazing workout in less amount of time (←can I get an amen, right?!) but also because if the killer after burn. HIIT training boosts your metabolism not only while your working out but it will continue to burn hundreds and hundreds of calories at this elevated rate for hours (I’m talking like 24 hours!).
Perfect for your pre-valentines day festivities am I right? Oh you know I’m right 🙂
So lets do this!
This week we are going to bump up the amount of weights we use with each exercise but, we will decrease the amount of reps for each exercise ok. You are strong, your ah-mazing you can do it! If you used weights in our leg workout last week I want you to try to bump up the amount of resistance you use by 10%. If you didn’t use weights last week I encourage you to give it a try, just with some light weights.
Ready . . . take a deep breath . . . we are gonna work!
Firstly we need to warm up for 5 minutes or so. Run on the spot, do jumping jacks, jump rope, dance around the living room, do step ups on the stairs. Anything to get you warm.
Then we get. it. done.
We are going to perform 8 reps of each exercise (each leg with lunges) with a 1 minute rest once all exercises have been done through once. Then we repeat the entire routine through twice more for a total of 3 sets!
Feel. The. Buuurrrrnnnnnnnnnn
Then finish with a nice little cool down, maybe take a slow walk or something anything to help bring the heart rate down, then finish with few stretches.