Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Work It Wednesday: HIIT Workout Roundup

A HIIT workout, also known as High Intensity Interval Training, is becoming one of my favorite workouts. Actually, I did this kind of workout all the time without actually knowing it. I would always do a bout of crunches, squats, & push ups to the point of-really feeling it (oh my burning muscles!). So for a bit of "relief" in the middle of my workout, I'd throw in some yoga, planking & wall sits. Just something to give my body a bit of a break before I went back at it. So it's the bouts of short, high intensity intervals, combined with low intensity bouts that make it a HIIT workout. Which in turn is actually a better calorie burn & a lengthier time of having your metabolism elevated. 

So I figured that if I was more or less doing a HIIT workout, I might as well actually follow a few with more of a variety of exercises. 


Here's a roundup of some of my favorite HIIT workouts! 

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repeated bouts of short, high-intensity exercise intervals mixed with lower-intensity bouts

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22 comments:

  1. I need to learn exercise names, because every time I want to do some of these that I find, I have no idea what they are.

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    1. HA!! Me too! I'm always like "what IS that?"

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  2. Awesome routine! There are so much to do in such little time we have!

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  3. You get on with your bad self, reading that wore me out :-p Now I'm hungry haha

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  4. I really wish that I could do an exercise plan like this, but 1) one of my knees hates squatting exercises and 2) I live in an apartment and I'm always afraid the lady below can here me jumping around : (

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  5. I was tired reading this, really. But I think it's awesome you've got your workout so organized! I hit the treadmill in the morning and that's it, I really need to mix things up a bit.

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  6. Thanks for putting this up. Saves me the trouble of designing a workout routine.

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  7. These are great workouts. Keep up the good work and your body will thank you.

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  8. These are great to get going... allot of workouts routines to get going..

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  9. Great tips for motivation! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. This is a great round up. I have tried HIIT a few times.

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  11. These are really great, thanks! I need to get to doing some of these.

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  12. Great workouts! I need to try some out.

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  13. That's awesome!! You must be very determined :)

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  14. Some of those are quite intense for my taste but I think I need the push. Thanks for sharing these! :)

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  15. They all look really good. I try to do some at home exercises.

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  16. You are speaking a foreign language to me. I need a class on what they are and how they are done, and then I can actually get into the workout and that will be another story. I have done Zumba, crossfit, and yoga... and... that's it!

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  17. It is awesome that you found a workout routine that works well for you! I am definitely going to save some of these photos to use to make my own routine.

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  18. Great workout! I need to get back into working out on a regular basis, I'll have to try this out. :)

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