HIIT is an acronym for High Intensity Interval Training. It is a misconception that this type of exercise needs to be done in a gym setting. The truth is that it can be done anywhere. A typical HIIT session involves a light exercise like jogging being done for three minutes. Followed immediately with running or jogging at maximum intensity. This pattern is repeated four times. It can be done with a variety of exercises including: planks, push-ups, star jacks, and weights.
- High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) involves alternating between short periods of intense exercise and periods of much lighter exercise.
- You can do an HIIT workout at home without any specialized equipment by alternating 40 second periods of strenuous exercise with 20 seconds of rest — although you can adjust those periods if you want.
- The home HIIT workout includes exercises such as bodyweight squats, pushups, star jacks and planks.
“Let’s go over each movement so know exactly how to do our at-home HIIT routine. We’ll also talk about ways to make the movements easier or harder, to match your experience level.”