Let’s take a moment to be real with ourselves – we don’t always have the time to make it to the gym or pump out a good 45 minute home workout. And while it’s easy to just give up the idea of working out for that day altogether, I’m going to tell you right now don’t do it! If you have just 10 minutes (and I know you totally have 10 minutes, don’t even try to tell me you don’t!) then this workout is for you! So put away the excuses, slap on some banging music and let’s get to work!
QUICK TIDBIT ABOUT HIIT
HIIT stands for “High Intensity Interval Training” and has become a popular workout method for burning fat and losing weight. Research shows that HIIT helps burn adipose tissue more effectively than traditional slow, steady-state cardio. It also helps speed up your metabolism to burn more calories throughout the day. The great thing about HIIT is that it can be done in a shorter amount of time (usually 10 – 20 minutes) but has prolonged calorie burning results. It’s basically a win-win when you are short on time and have some serious fitness goals!
*10 Exercises (45 seconds of work; 15 seconds of rest)
*Time (10 Minutes)
- Jump Rope
- Sit – Ups
- Squat Jumps (Modification: air squats)
- Mountain Climbers
- Switch Lunges (Modification: Regular Lunges)
- Leg Raises
- Squat Jacks
- High Knees
- If you don’t have a jump rope at home you can simply imitate the movement without the rope
- If you have dumbbells at home you can add them to the exercises for more intensity
- Always try to do the hardest variation first and really push yourself. You should be giving 100% effort otherwise it’s not a HIIT workout. If you have any sort of injury make sure you make modifications as necessary but try to do the hardest variation you can!
- You can do it – I believe in you!