(HIIT = High Intensity Interval Training, but don’t let the name scare you!)
I took the opportunity on my recent holiday to put together a selection of short exercise videos. I wanted to give you access to a video library of great exercises that you can do on your own at home, outdoors or even on holiday! No equipment is necessary for any of the exercises, you only use your own body weight to provide the resistance.
To view the first video please click here, more videos will follow and they will all go on to my website so you can refer to them at anytime. If you’re a regular at one of my classes and you find the technique of certain exercises difficult, then you’ll be able to refer back to the videos to help you improve your ability to complete the exercises safely and effectively.
The first video is a series of 4 exercises that you can do together to give you your very own home workout. They are suitable for all ages and fitness levels because you work at your own pace, the only requirement is that this pace feels challenging to you. You can see in the video that I regress the last 3 exercises, if you are completing these exercises for the first time or if you feel your strength and fitness levels are low then I’d suggest starting with the easier versions. When you’re ready you can progress on to the more difficult version of each exercise. If you feel you can try the harder variation then start with this, you can always regress this during the rounds if necessary.
Your four exercises are:
Walk Out Press Ups
Round 1 – Complete each exercise for 20 seconds with 10 rest.
Round 2 – Complete exercises in pairs then rest for 15 seconds before moving on to the next pair e.g 20s Sprints followed immediately with 20s Skaters then 15s rest before moving on to Walk Out Press Ups and Mountain Climbers. Repeat twice.
Round 3 – complete all 4 exercises back to back for 15 seconds each without rest.
Between each round rest for 25 seconds.
You can then run through all 3 rounds again to give yourself a fantastic little 15 minute HIIT workout.
To help with timings use the timer on your phone or alternatively download one of the many interval timer apps available. I use Seconds Pro.
BONUS VIDEO – click here to view an example warm up you can use before you start the HIIT workout. Depending on your age and the length of time you plan to exercise then this should last between 2-5 minutes and leave you feeling slightly out of breath and ready to start. When you’ve finished your workout don’t forget to include a cool down.
Let me know how you get on with the video, would be great to have your feedback.
See you soon.
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