Time to bump up that heart rate with one of my favorite high intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts. What’s HIIT, you ask? It’s a version of interval training where you alternate short bursts of intense exercise with less intensive recovery periods. In this way, you can get a challenging cardiovascular workout in a shorter period of time.
Today’s routine is part of an 8-week challenge from LIVESTRONG, led by former pro soccer player and celebrity trainer Nicky Holender. These days, Nick focuses on training celebrities and athletes, but in this 2014 STRONGER series, LIVESTRONG became an early leader in offering free, full length workouts on YouTube. I’ve been a fan ever since.
This routine has 9 exercises with 60 seconds of cardio, 20 seconds of a hold move, and 30 seconds of HIIT.
Don’t worry if you have to stop during these intervals and rest — they’re meant to exhaust you. Just take a mini break and jump back in when you’re ready. It will be over before you know it, and Nicky makes it a fun ride.
This workout includes a warm up and cool down.