It’s time for some HIIT sprints!!!
During this workout, you’re GOING to:
To begin with, we’re going to do our standard warm-up to get the joints ready to workout.
Circles – Starting with the ankles and moving all the way up to your neck, gently make circles with all of your joints – 10 revolutions each joint in each direction
Dead Bug – Push your lower back into the floor and articulate your arms & legs as in the video. 1 set of as many reps as possible with your lower back pushed into the floor. When your back starts to arch…STOP
1 Arm Swing Snatch – 25 reps per arm – Dumbbell or kettlebell – choose a light weight – the goal is to warm-up
NOTE – I’ve been using links instead of always embedding videos week after week because it speeds up how quickly the site loads. Personally, I can’t stand a slow-loading site, but if you hate the links and want the embedded videos every time, please leave a comment
HIIT workouts are all about intensity.
The goal is to generate huge amounts of power & speed in a relatively short period of time…over and over again with the smallest possible rest periods.
This is my all-time favorite HIIT workout.
REPEAT 3 more times….for a total of 20 minutes
If you need more than 50 seconds rest after completing the first round of 5 sprints, you can extend the rest period to recharge your batteries.
Equipment: You can do your sprints on a track, up a hill (brutal), on an exercise bike, on an elliptical, on a VersaClimber (extra brutal), in a pool, or on a treadmill….keeping in mind that you will need to hop on and off a quickly moving treadmill belt.
It will also make your life easier if you use a Gymboss interval timer.
If you have access to Jump Stretch style strength bands, do this video for about 10-15 minutes
If you don’t have bands, do 2 or 3 of these videos:
That’s it for today…enjoy your weekend.