Intermediate, high-impact, total body HIIT cardio workout by by efit30
Length: 27 min 3 sec
A HIIT workout composed of three circuits of four moves, each repeated twice, with a 15 second break in between each circuit. The last circuit is a tabata circuit, with short spurts of cardio and short breaks in between. The video ends with upper body strength training moves.
Moves include: jumping lunges, jump squats, skaters, and planks.
Yoga mat (optional)
Enough to jump sideways in both directions
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Boy do I have a love-hate relationship with HIIT. It burns so good!! I don’t know if I could ever go to an actual HIIT class; I need to stop regularly, and I’d be embarrassed every time. On the other hand it might push me to work harder, and then I might die. Lose-lose.
But that’s why I love videos like this! I can stop and breathe whenever I need to and not feel embarrassed about it. And I definitely needed to stop plenty of times during this video. In fact, I was out of breath even after the first move. I don’t know how the host was able to smile through it, but she looks like she’s actually having fun. Crazy.
You can’t deny that HIIT is a good workout, and this one is a blast of cardio moves and then, oh, here’s some strength exercises to burn you out completely. It’s designed to exhaust you and really get that heartbeat up, and it’s super effective at it. The host also does a really wonderful job of taking you through the moves, showing you the right form, and making sure you know how to tone it down if you have to.
There is a cool-down, but it’s very minimal, so I suggest you do some stretching afterward, since it’s very heavy on the body.
This may not be the best video for beginners, since it’s pretty intense, but intermediate level fitness enthusiasts will enjoy this workout.
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