Today I thought I would give you my very first workout post. This is a full body workout so it is sure to get your whole body moving. HIIT workouts are great because they get you really sweaty but they don’t take too long. After completing a HIIT workout your body actually continues to burn fat throughout the day whereas if you simply did a run, you would only be burning calories during the run. This is a workout I actually did recently and I found it to be a really effective so I thought I would share it with you.
15 Weighted Squats – Stand with your feet shoulder width apart with your toes slightly turned outwards and hold the weight with both hands. Bend your knees so that your thighs are parallel with the ground then come back up again. Make sure you are driving your weight into your heels throughout the exercise.
Modification – to make this easier, have your feet wider apart
10 Push Ups – Place hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart with legs straight behind and your feet together. Lower torso to the floor with elbows tight to your body. Straighten your arms and press your body away from the floor.
Modification – to make easier, do on your knees
1 Minute Plank – Place elbows directly beneath your shoulders, lift your hips and put your legs straight behind you with feet together. Tense every muscle in your body and hold for 1 minute. Make sure your body stays parallel with the floor the whole time.
10 Dips with Straight Legs – Place your hands on the chair with arms extended and shoulders directly above your wrists. Straighten your legs out in front of you with your heels on the floor. Bend your elbows and lower your hips to the floor before straightening your arms back to the starting position.
Modification – to make easier instead bend your knees 90 degrees at the starting position
10 Squat Side Kicks – Start in a squat position with your feet shoulder width apart and toes turned outwards slightly. Shift weight to one leg and straighten whilst leaning your torso to lift the opposite leg to hip height. Kick the elevated leg leading with your heel. Return to squat position and do a small bounce before repeating on the other side. Each squat bounce + kick is one rep.
Modification – to make easier either remove the bounce or start from standing
Repeat these 5 exercises for 15 minutes which should be around 3-4 repetitions.
Let me know what you think of this workout and whether you want to see more.