Think that you have no time for fitness? Here is a quick, high intensity interval training four-exercise circuit that is aimed at getting your heart rate up!
This style of training is a combination of fast bursts of exercise with rest periods. The rest sessions allow the body to maintain the muscle while the short intense bursts shred fat. It will also boost your endorphins (you’ll feel great afterwards) and it builds lean muscle. Give it a try with this quick routine!
Here is a short description of each exercise:
1. High-Knee Jumps: Stand with feet hip-width apart. Bend knees, shift hips back, and lower down until thighs are parallel to the ground. Jump off the ground as high as possible, driving your knees to your chest. Repeat the movement at a fast pace.
2. Mini-Squat Jumps: Stand with feet hip-width apart. Bend knees, shift hips back, and lower down until thighs are parallel to the ground. Start to take small hops off the ground. Keep chest up and hips back. Land softly.
3. Split Jumps: Stand with your right foot forward and left foot back in a lunge position. Deeply bend both knees and lower down. Explosively drive off the ground and jump up as high as possible. Switch legs in the air and land softly. Repeat the movement at a fast pace.
4. Skaters: Place all of your weight on the right foot. Deeply bend knee, shift hips back, and lower down. Drive off the ball of your foot and jump out as far as possible. Land softly and quickly switch direction. Continue at a fast pace.
Perform each exercise for one minute. Complete as many repetitions as possible. After you finish the entire routine, rest for 30 seconds to a minute. When you feel completely recovered, repeat the series three more times.