OMG TGIF AMMIRIGHT?
Lol. Hey guys! Most of you know I’m a HIIT (high intensity interval training, aka fast bodyweight workouts) enthusiast, and I thought it’d be fun to post some of the workouts I do. Since with these kind of workouts it’s not very helpful to post just the exercises without any kind of visual (jump tucks? what the what?), I am fearlessly posting these awkward photos of myself, tee hee. I am not a star in posing for photos and normally I work out alone but my roommie caught the workout virus (I might have infected her) so I made her make some shots. Please bear with me. Neither of us are particularly experiences photographers, nor do I have an actual camera (iPhone ftw). We just had fun with it! (Maybe a little too much fun….)
My motto for HIIT workouts: suck it up, so you don’t have to suck it in! Aka, you will suffahhh but your bikini shots this year will make up for it.
Ready. Set. GO GO GO.
Set your interval timer (I like the ‘gymboss’ app for iPhone) to 40/10 second intervals (40 seconds of working it, 10 seconds to rest/switch). Three rounds of 5 exercises. 12.5 minutes total.
Exercise 1: Jump Tucks
With your hands firmly on the ground, jump your feet from side to side. Try to really elevate your lower body when you jump, and keep your feet together. You should feel this in your abdomen, especially on the sides.
This exercise works your shoulders, core (especially your sides) and legs.
Exercise 2: Get Ups (with jump)
Lie on the ground. Get up in squat position. Make a little powered jump. Lie back down and repeat. Modify and get up with one leg crossed on the ground if getting up in squat position is too hard on you (like a little step).
This exercise works your abs, butt, quads and calves.
Exercise 3: Burpees
Push ups with a jump in between, simple (but tough). If this exercise is too hard on you, don’t do a push up. Simply jump your feet back, in plank position, feet back, and jump up.
This exercise works your shoulders, arms, chest, abs, butt and legs (i know right).
Exercise 4: Jump Squats
Squats with a jump in between. feet a little further than hip-width apart, feet slightly turned out, knees go out. Squat down, push your butt back, keep your back as straight as possible (arms/hands up helps with this). Contract your butt muscles and make a little jump. Push your hips forward when you jump. Land back in squat position, and try to land gently.
Disclaimer: I hope my squat position is somewhat decent. PT’s: don’t scold me, I am learning! Lol. This was taking mid-position though, squat down lower!
This exercise works your quads (front of your legs), butt and calves.
Exercise 5: Side Crunches
Lie down with your arms overhead. When you come up, place both hands on the ground on one side. Repeat on the other side. Hold something heavy if you want to up the intensity.
This exercise works your abs, especially your sides.
That’s a wrap!
Let me know how you liked this workout and if you want mooaarr. In the meantime, hit up my friend, hot momma of 3, Sami who does great workout vids. Her youtube channel: forGOODnessake.tv