Do you know that you can lose weight the healthy way in less time? The secret to this is High Interval Intensity Training (HIIT). This fast-paced training according to developing studies has revealed to burn tons of calories within a short time. So if time is what limits you from exercising, the good news is that you can spare a few minutes of your time. Make no excuse of being too busy to make it to the gym on time, as high intensity exercises, can be done from the living room of your house.
Here are some of the best HIIT workouts: The following routines are easy to master and require no equipment to perform them just a mat for support.
20 Minutes Metabolic Conditioning
This exercise is intended to capitalize on the caloric burn, so prepare for a burnout as the training is intense. You will get to perform five workouts that will focus on a group of joint movements and entire body. Repeat the reps as many times as you can in a span of 40 seconds interval with 20 seconds rest. Perform three sets/rounds with a recovery time of 1 minute between the sets.
Warm Up: Start by jumping rope or jogging in place for 2 minutes.
Stand with feet wider than hip-distance apart and toes a little turned out. Using your heels to support your body, keep your chest out and your straight as you lower yourself. Your thighs should be parallel to the ground. Go back to start position. This exercise involves quads and glutes.
If the normal pushups tend to be difficult for you, use an inclined surface for support until you perfect the exercise. Another alternative is crossing your legs while your knees are resting on the floor. The focus of this exercise is the shoulders, chest and triceps
Jog in place kicking your bottom using the balls of your feet or heel. Tighten your abs while doing this exercise keeping shoulders at the back. Breathe out while you kick back and maintain your balance. This exercise targets glutes and hamstrings
Lie flat on your back bending your knees and feet flat on the ground. Placing your fingertips behind your ears or hands locked behind your head; lift your upper body off the ground. While doing this tighten up your abs. Go back to start position. Keep your head straight and chin off your chest to avoid neck strain. The workout works on your abs and hips.
Go down in a press up position. Spread your hands at shoulder width apart so that they are straight under your chest. You should form a straight line from your ankles to your shoulders. Bring your left knee as close as you can to your chest. Return it back and do repeats on the right foot. This gives a full body workout as targets multiple muscles.
The above High Interval Intensity Training (HIIT) routines seem easy but they are intense giving you maximum benefits. Cool down your workout with a 1 minute stretch to relax the muscles.