If you aren’t already familiar with the idea of HIIT workouts, the idea behind them is pretty simple. Rather than long exercise sessions, HIIT encourages you to do very short exercise sessions, but it also encourages you to do extremely hard, calorie-burning exercises. One of the main attractions of HIIT is the freedom to do any combination of exercises that you want. With this in mind, this article will look at 4 of the best HIIT workouts.
Sprinting and Jogging/Walking
One of the top HIIT workouts that you can do is a combo of sprinting and jogging or walking (depending on your personal preferences and fitness levels). Why is this on this list? Well, it is incredibly simple and easy to do. Everyone out there knows how to sprint and how to jog. You don’t need to learn how to do any special exercises, which makes it a lot easier for those of us who aren’t sure how to do things like burpees or other high-intensity cardio exercises.
Push-ups and Squats
If you are feeling truly adventurous, you can try push-ups and squats. This HIIT workout, as the name suggests, involves a combination of both push-ups and squats. Basically, you do a sequence of 10 push-ups and 10 squats (you can do them one after the other or alternate). Then you rest and repeat. The reason this is an adventurous workout is that it is fairly difficult. The mixture of squats and push-ups can take a massive toll on your body, but if you can handle it, it is a great way of burning calories, burning fat, and building muscle.
Treadmill or Exercise Bike Workout
Both treadmills and exercise bikes are absolutely amazing pieces of equipment when it comes to delivering an effective HIIT workout. The main reason for this is because both of these pieces of equipment come with very useful resistance settings. So, as you can probably guess, the HIIT workout for both of these pieces of equipment involves turning the resistance level to a very high-setting for a short period, then turning it back down and continuing as normal.
You can easily modify the standard prisoner workout into being a truly effective HIIT workout. Just do a mixture of push-ups, pull-ups, and squats in rapid succession and then rest. The numbers are up to you decide and can be tweaked to fit your body better. This is a good HIIT workout for strengthening all parts of your body and it burns some serious calories.