Kick away those cozy comforters and unleash a hot beast with a HIIT workout this winter.
Winter is here and no matter hard you try, hitting the gym with in the chilly, frosty weather seems a very intimidating task. Your fitness center seems miles away and so does your motivation to workout. Though you might think that sweaty, active body is a summer’s sweet surprise, you can actually get yourself even warmer with this HIIT workout that requires zero equipment. All you have to do is put up an effort of getting out of your bed to your living room and engage in a crunching workout session.
Before You Get Started
Before you dash out of your comforting bed to engage into a demanding regime, it is important to equip yourself with the right knowledge about your workout.
The most effective way to get a sweat-dripping body is to engage in the strenuous Tabata routine. Developed by Dr. Izumi Tabata, the workout involves a 20-second strenuous movement, followed by a 10-second rest period. This workout is extremely useful for improving both aerobic and anaerobic stamina. A rigorous minute in Tabata workout can help torch 13.5 calories, more than you can burn while taking a jog.
Following HIIT workout comprises of some high intensity body weight exercises that help enhance body’s strength, form and stamina. You need to perform each exercise with full agility for 20 seconds followed by a 10 minute break interval. Perform four sets for the whole workout.
HIIT Workout X 4
Exercise 1: Mountain Climber Wide
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Begin with placing your hands on the floor. Keep your left leg extended behind you in a manner that your right leg is bent at 90 degrees and right foot placed outside near right hand. Now jump bending your left leg and placing your left foot right next to left hand and right leg extended behind you. Keep performing the movement for 20 seconds with full speed.
Rest for 10 seconds.
Exercise 2: Squat Split Jumps
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Stand tall with your feet firmly planted on the floor. Jump landing on the ground in a manner that your right foot in front of you and left foot at the back with your knees bend. Now jump again to land alternating your legs. Repeat for 20 seconds.
Take rest for 10 seconds.
Exercise 3: Mountain Climber Wide
Repeat as for Exercise 1.
Rest for 10 seconds.
Exercise 4: Squat Split Jumps
Repeat as for Exercise 2.
Rest for 20 seconds.