Are you loving your home HIIT sessions?
Updated: Apr 22, 2020
I never would of thought I would of enjoyed working out at home as much as I am right now. I’m a sucker for attending a range of classes throughout the week to get the community vibe and I am generally not satisfied if I haven’t tried something new that week! However now that I’m in a position where I need to get creative at home, I’ve begun to create a little routine that I am in absolute love with. Having the opportunity to create a new workout each day & share it with some other lovely ladies via zoom is beyond awesome & leaves me buzzing. I can feel the addiction settling in and I just love sharing these 30-minute sessions with you. Warning! What I’m about to share isn’t exactly ground breaking however I could never normally motivate myself to do HIIT at home or in a hotel while I’ve been travelling, but this fresh approach works & actually pushes me harder than usual..
If you want a short sharp 30-minute session, get in touch and join our zoom sessions! We've got at least 3 more weeks of at home sessions!
But seriously get involved! The trick is to up the amount of time you work so that during the rest period you don’t have to think about what is coming next. It gives you no time to slack off and lose focus and get bored!
Try 30 seconds of work with 10 of rest OR 45 seconds on with 20 off as rest To keep it extra interesting, I have been doing 3 separate circuits of 4/5 exercises and repeating each circuit twice. Keep up the pace and focus on moving straight into the next exercise – this style has got me working harder than I have done in a long time. Use this technique 2/3 times a week and if you want to switch it up even further increase your reps on each exercise;
You may try 8 for the first exercise, 10, 12, 15 and 20 thereafter for that extra push. I’ve been alternating high intensity body weight exercises such as burpees, jump lunges and jump squats with lower intensity core exercises and it’s been really fun! I tailor it to what I want to do that day and ensure throughout the week I’m incorporating upper body, lower body and cardio moves.
Here’s an example of 8 exercises you might include in 2 of your circuits;
Burpees Mountain climbers Jump lunges Sit ups High knees
A steps Jump squats Sumo squats
Whatever combination you choose, make sure you work to sweat as a result! The best part about it all, is that it can be done anywhere, anytime. No excuses! In the last couple of weeks I’ve been doing it at home in between my two sofas while some of my girlfriends have been doing it outside or on their decks. You don’t need any equipment, just you, your energy and some commitment. It helps if you have fun with it and some imagination too.
I encourage you to give it a go next week – if you’re keen to try with a group get in touch and you can join in with us on zoom! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!