Tuesday, April 29, 2014

April 29, 2014-HIIT

Time for HIIT, lovelies! HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training.  Each exercise lasts one minute, and they are to be done immediately after one another, with a 90 second break in between sets (yep, you're doin' three of 'em!).

Jumping Jacks
Burpees (from standing, drop down, jump legs out into pushup position (do a pushup if you're really feelin' it), jump legs back in, jump up)
High Knees (just like in those high school track days, running in place! Make sure to get thighs parallel to the floor)
Inchworm (from standing, bend over at the waist and touch your toes, walk your hands out to pushup position (again, do a pushup or two if you feel so inclined), then walk your hands back to your legs and stand up.  Make sure to keep your legs as straight as possible the whole time)
Frog Jumps (basically squat jumps, but this name makes it sound more fun...right?)

Do 25 reps of each exercise, just once through!
Right side hip raises (side plank, drop hips towards floor and bring 'em back up)
V-ups (or one-legged v-ups)
Left side hip raises
Leg pull-through crunches (like a normal crunch, but let the knees fall outwards towards the floor, keeping the bottoms of your feet touching each other-make a diamond with your legs and extend your arms over your center, reaching towards your feet)
Cherry Pickers/Russian Twists (I call them Cherry Pickers from gymnastics, but I have no idea where that came from.  Sitting with body inclined and feet raised a few inches off the ground, twist your arms side-side, touching the ground each time)
Shotguns (same body position as the twists, but no twisting.  Just extend the legs out and pull them back in for one rep)

Can't wait to hear what you think!
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