For those that are unfamiliar with the term, HIIT is an acronym for High Intensity Interval Training. It is a type of exercise where you alternate short bursts of high intensity activity, with less intense recovery periods, over and over for a set time or series of movements. I think I was first introduced to this style of exercise when I delved into CrossFit last year and ever since then I've been incorporating HIIT workouts into my cross-training arsenal. There are many benefits to HIIT exercise including: burning more fat, increasing metabolism, increasing aerobic capacity, and improving athletic performance.
Although I do belong to a gym, I often do these workouts at home on my non running days, and use the gym for weight lifting, swimming or taking classes.
Without further ado, here are some pinned workouts I've tried and tested and loved!
All of these workouts and more can be found on my "I Work Out!" board on Pinterest. Give them a try and let me know what you think!
And when you're done, feel free to wear this shirt, because well, YOU'VE EARNED IT!
Questions for today:
Do you belong to a gym or do you work out at home?
What do you do on your non running days?