Building Your HIIT Workout Schedule
HIIT exercise routines will look different for each person. For this reason, it helps if you have some experience in training. If not, it’s easy to do some research and figure out which exercises will work best for you.
A solid HIIT workout will include cardio exercises, as well as some strength-training activities. Whichever exercises you pick, they should be performed at a rapid pace and should include quick (thirty second) breaks before moving onto the next one.
You can pick and choose activities as you like, but here are some popular HIIT exercise components:
Sit-ups: A tried-and-true method of working on your core. Try forty or fifty of these to start out your HIIT workout.
Push-ups: Push-ups add a good mix of cardio and strength-training into an HIIT session. Do at least twenty or thirty of these as fast as you can.
Jump squats: Great for your glutes. Two or three dozen of these in a row will burn off your fat and build muscle on your backside.
Dips: Dips are helpful for the triceps. By doing a dozen of these in your HIIT workout, you can work on the arm muscles that you might miss otherwise.
Burpees: Everyone’s favorite HIIT session ender. They can be tough, but doing burpees for thirty seconds before you call it a day will increase your heart rate and keep your metabolism running on high for hours.