Between the holiday stress, the decadent meals, and the weather, keeping in shape during the winter can prove difficult. Nobody wants to go out for a run when it’s snowing outside! But if you’re serious about staying fit this winter, try an indoor HIIT workout to get your pulse up without leaving the house.
HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training. HIIT workouts involve quick bursts of high-intensity activity alternating with low-intensity rest periods. Each workout is usually only 10-30 minutes, so you don’t have to devote too much time of your busy holiday schedule to an exercise regimen! In fact, some studies have shown that HIIT is the most time-effective way to exercise. Regardless of how short your workout is, HIIT can produce results similar to two times the amount of time spent doing a moderate activity.
A normal HIIT workout would consist of 30 seconds to 1 minute of high-intensity activity, like sprinting or hard cycling. Then you would rest for a few minutes by walking or cycling at a slow pace. This is one repetition. Most HIIT workouts require you to complete three or more repetitions, sometimes of more than one activity.
The health benefits are numerous: you burn more calories during the workout than other forms of exercise, and you’ll see a boost in your metabolism for hours after your workout as well. The combination helps you lose fat and gain muscle, the ideal combination for anyone trying to get in shape.
If you’re ready to give HIIT a try from the comfort of your home this winter, try the following sequence!
HIIT Winter Warmer Workout
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