Pressed for time but still need to get in your daily exercise? Try some HIIT….High Intensity Interval Training. Sure, you have probably already heard of it, but have you tried it?
There are many ways to do HIIT, but this is the original “recipe,” based on Professor Izumi Tabata’s 1996 study which involved Olympic Speed Skaters. Pick 4 or 5 exercises that require a lot of aerobic endurance like jumping jacks, running in place or spriniting, punching while in a low squat, high knees up in front, even pushup. Get your stop watch or have someone else time you and do 20 seconds of one exercise followed by 10 seconds of total rest and move on to the next one. Repeat until you have finished all the exercises and then begin again, continuing until you have used up almost all your time. Always follow with some full body stretches, like downward facing dog and cobra.
Traditionally, this is done anywhere from 4 minutes to 30 minutes, so…you don’t need an entire evening at the gym to get your fitness on. You just need to push yourself! Start this program today and you will see improvements in your strength, coordination, endurance and BODY by the time we say hello to spring, in just 10 days!