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I’m sure you’ve heard of HIIT by now (High Intensity Interval Training)…and if you haven’t, here’s a little info for you. It’s a quicker, more effective way of doing some cardio. You can get a better workout in about half the time by basically getting your intensity VERY high for a short burst and then recovering for a short burst and repeating. It’s been shown to burn more fat than a steady state cardio such as a jog or walk.
HIIT can be pretty tiring for newbies – and you’ll probably have sore muscles after your first few tries, but that means it’s working!
If you’re interested in trying a little HIIT, I made a quick 10 minute beginner workout for you. Try doing it 3 times a week. You can still do your normal cardio if you’d like, too. And don’t forget your strength training. This HIIT workout will help speed up your metabolism, so why not give it a go?
So give it a try, let me know what you think..and let me know if you’d like more workouts like this! (& if you like it, please tweet a link to this post…or pin it, or send to your friends!)
If not, you should.
It’s said to burn 9x more fat than steady state cardio. Yep, that means if you walk at a steady pace for 30 minutes, you’d burn 9 TIMES that if you were doing HIIT instead. More bang for your buck. More fun. And more effective. So why aren’t you doing it? Don’t know how? Don’t know if it’s for you?
You can do it by pushing your cardio to about 80% of your max for a minute or so, then taking another minute to ‘cool down’ a little bit. Then do it again. That easy. And it CAN be for you! Turbo Fire is my FAVORITE HIIT workout – it has lots of plyometric-style moves and Chalene is the best! It’s a ton of fun. And for those folks who aren’t ready to jump around and get crazy, there’s always a modifier. You can follow her; her feet don’t leave the ground, totally low-impact. If you want to try HIIT on your own, you can do it on a treadmill by alternating 1 minute sprints with 1 minute recovery jogs. This will give you a good idea of how it feels, but it can get boring. Cue Turbo Fire once that boredom sets in. But hey, that’s just me. I look forward to the workouts and look better and feel better than I ever have…so I’m a true fan for life 🙂
If you want to try HIIT on your own and would like any more details – or support – I’m happy to help, just shoot me an email! email@example.com
Now go KILL that cardio and don’t spend an hour every day on the treadmill when you could be getting MUCH better results from 15-20 minutes of HIIT!
~To Your Health~
We all get pushed for time some days. It’s easy to put off the things that are crucial to your success though. Have you ever put off school, training classes, or even workouts because you were just ‘too busy’? I have. But once I stopped making excuses and started finding solutions to the time crunch, my life was 100 times better.
Now I’ve got my priorities straight. Family, Health & Fitness, Financial Security and Helping Others. Period. If I’m wondering if I have ‘time’ for something…I run it through my ‘priorities filter’. If it doesn’t fit with one of my listed priorities, then the answer is possibly no. Unless I just randomly have time for it. Otherwise, my time goes strictly to those priorities. Setting it in your mind like that makes these things non-negotiable. So if a neighbor wants to go grab a drink, but I only have an hour of time, I would much rather get my workout in than go and get a drink. Making friends with neighbors isn’t a priority for me, but health and fitness is. Would it be fun to go have a drink? Maybe. Maybe not. If I had a ton of extra time that day, I’d probably go for it. But since I was crunched for time, I chose something that would help me meet my goals and make me happy.
So my lesson today is to figure out your priorities. List them on a sheet of paper. You may only have 1. You may have 3 or 4 like me. Now think on what tasks or events will help you achieve any goals related to those priorities. Keep these in mind when things come up. Schedule your time in advance – related strictly to your priorities. If you do this, you’ll be happier and you’ll feel more accomplished.
And on that note… speaking of working out – if you’re short on time, but want to KILL a good workout, make sure you’re trying some HIITs….second to none with it comes to effectiveness in a short period of time!
I’m happy to help with workout plans, diet planning, whatever you need…sign up for free to have me as your coach. Go to http://www.turboromero.com and click on ‘join’. Select the free option, and *poof* you have a new health and fitness coach! 🙂
~To Your Health~