Ever have those day when it seems there is just not enough time to get to the gym and still get everything you need to get done, done? HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts are a great way to maximize that few minutes you have to spare. The great thing about these workouts is they can be as high intensity or low intensity as you make them. This means that if you need to add a little extra rest time or reduce the number of sets that is OK!
This is an easy workout to modify to fit your abilities. There is no equipment required which means you do not have to have a gym or buy anything to complete it. You can do it easily in your house or even while traveling in your hotel room, wherever works best with your schedule. If I do have access to they gym or more time to complete my workout, I like to add weight. This helps me to sweat more and make the extra effort to get my form correct. The most important thing for me is to get out and sweat everyday and this is a great workout for it.
Note: To maximize this workout I try for 3 sets of each circuit followed by a 20 second rest and repeat with the next two circuits. It is perfectly okay if you can only get through 1 or 2 sets in that amount of time 🙂
Disclaimer: I am not a certified personal trainer. That being said, this HIIT workout works for me but is not necessarily for everyone. You should always consult with your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program.