HIIT Workouts! Burn fat and calories with one of these 6 video workouts you can do at home!
HIIT workouts (also known as high-intensity interval training) are the most effective exercises you can do to burn fat, boost metabolism and lose weight.
These workouts will help you slim down faster than any other type of exercise plan. They are not easy, but you can work out at home without expensive equipment, and you will get results. Today I am sharing six effective HIIT workouts that are perfect for beginners to try at home, but before we get to those let’s review a little about what high-intensity training is all about.
What Is A HIIT Workout?
A high-intensity interval training workout is a series of exercises that alternate between intense bursts of activity followed by short recovery periods. High-intensity training keeps your heart rate up & burns more fat in less time.
Simply put, these workouts are all about going hard – resting – then going hard again.
Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training
Metabolism Boosting: The combination of high intensity and interval training speeds your metabolic rate and boosts it for up to 48 hours after a HIIT workout.
Convenient: Most workouts are less than 30 minutes & no gym membership is required!
Customizable: Perfect for every level of fitness and easy to modify and change if you get bored!
No Equipment Necessary: Since HIIT focuses on getting your heart rate up and keeping it up, you only need the resistance of your body weight!
Health Benefits: You can improve blood pressure, cardiovascular health, aerobic fitness, insulin sensitivity, and improve your cholesterol.
2 Forms of HIIT
Any activity can become high-intensity when the emphasis is on interval training, but there are two popular methods of HIIT you’ve probably heard about.
Tabata – The most popular form and some may argue the most brutal.
4 Total Minutes of Work: 20 seconds of high intensity + 10 second recovery period – repeated eight times
Little – 27 Total Minutes of Work: 60 seconds of high intensity + 75 seconds of low intensity repeated – repeated 12 times
While there are plenty of benefits that come with HIIT Training, there are some risks. High-intensity training isn’t for everyone.
Don’t skip the warm-ups! Stretching is an important part of the routine that can keep you from getting injured.
Also, because they are so intense, you shouldn’t do HIIT more than twice a week.
Ok! Ready to start sweating? Here are 6 fat burning workouts you can do at home. The first three are perfect total body for beginner workouts. Then we get specific with a killer workout for upper arms & abs!
Don’t forget to stretch!