H.I.I.T. Stands for “High Intensity Interval Training”. Not only is it the most effective form of cardio it can help you keep pff those extra fun layers that seem to build up over the holidays! Do each move for 30 seconds with a 10 second rest period between each exercise. You’ll complete the circuit 5 total times, resting for 1 minute between each round.
Estimated time: 20 minutes
1. Jog or Sprint
Either on a treadmill or outside, sprint or jog. The faster your pace, the higher your heart rate will be, and you’ll burn more calories.
Tip: Take it one step further by running up stairs.
2. Push Ups
A Start off in a high plank position, arms straight and hands below shoulders. B Bend at the elbows until there is about a fist’s distance between you and the floor. C If traditional push ups are too difficult, feel free to do this portion on your knees!
Tip: Progress the move by widening or shortening the distance between your hands.
3. Side Lunge
A Begin standing straight, hands linked in-front of you. B Step to the side, and sit into your heals until your knees are bent at a 90-degree angle over your toes. C Stand back up. D Step to the opposite side, and repeat the movement.
Tip: Take your sit a little deeper for added difficulty, just remember to keep all your weight in your heals to avoid tension in your lower back.
4. Reverse Crunch
A Lay on the ground, holding either a pole or heavy weight behind you. B Crunch your knees up toward your chin. C Engage your core, and shoot your feet upward until your legs are perpendicular with the floor, and then come back down to C, then to A.
5. Wall Sit
Music: Ananda. Photos: Chandler Kim.