If you haven’t yet read what a HIIT workout is,  go read it now… we will wait for you 😉

If you haven’t seen them, here’s InspireHappy HIIT Part 1 and InspireHappy HIIT Part 2!

Some additional info before we begin:

  1. Intensity depends on a percentage of  each individuals maximum ability, traditionally measured against  their 1-repetition maximum (1RM), percentage of maximum target heart rate (HRmax), or VO2max.  On this workout series I have tried to choose exercises by level of difficulty as an exchange for intensity.
  2. The lower the interval time variable, the faster the exercise movements, and the higher the interval time, the slower the exercise movement.  Low Interval Time = High Reps and High Interval Time = Low Reps, on this program we are aiming for HIGH REPS
  3. How do we know we are actually improving our muscle strength and endurance, um, WE KEEP SCORE! See mine below…
  4. What you need: stop watch (your cell phone probably has one), mat,  and piece of paper & pen
  5. MAKE SURE YOU DO A 5-10 MINUTE WARM-UP PRIOR TO DOING THE HIIT TRAINING – CLICK and START HERE WITH YOUR FOAM ROLLER
  6. AND for cool down, enjoy this stretch video

As with all exercise programs, you should consult a doctor before commencing to follow any or all of the exercises, poses, and stretches presented in this website.  My general advice to is to always listen to your body, approach the movements with caution and awareness, do only what you can, and do what feels good.  Do not exercise when you are feeling unwell.  The stronger, more stable, and flexible you become, the more you will be able to do.  Remember, achieving good health is a practice; stay consistent and you will see and feel results sooner than you can imagine!  Additionally, nothing beats having a professional watch over you especially when beginning an exercise program.

Here is how our InspireHappy HIIT workout looks on paper:

  • 3-4 Sets of 4 minutes / 1 minute rest between sets / 15-20 minutes total training time
    • Interval -circuit sub set: 2 sets of 4 exercise circuit / 4 minutes total time

20 secs: Low-Jacks (LJ)

10 secs: rest

20 secs: Alternating Staggered Push-up (SP)

10 secs: rest

20 secs: Alt Side-Plank Dips (SPD)

10 secs: rest

20 secs: Pilates Bridge & Crunch (PBC)

10 secs: rest

REPEAT

Watch Video for quick howto & modifications:

Lets HIIT it!

Share your score on comments!  HIIT me baby! 😀

My score – 10/18/11

  • 1st Set – 4 minutes
    • LJ 30
    • SP 20
    • SPD 19
    • PBC 18
  • 2nd Set – 4 minutes
    • LJ 30
    • SP 20
    • SPD 20
    • PBC 18
  • 3rd Set – 4 minutes
    • LJ 30
    • SP 20
    • SPD 20
    • PBC 18

 

My score (check Thurs)

  • 1st Set – 4 minutes
    • LJ 30
    • SP 20
    • SPD 20
    • PBC 18
  • 2nd Set – 4 minutes
    • LJ 30
    • SP 20
    • SPD 20
    • PBC 19
  • 3rd Set – 4 minutes
    • LJ 30
    • SP 19
    • SPD 20
    • PBC 18

 

My score (check Sat)

  • 1st Set – 4 minutes
    • LJ
    • SP
    • SPD
    • PBC
  • 2nd Set – 4 minutes
    • LJ
    • SP
    • SPD
    • PBC
  • 3rd Set – 4 minutes
    • LJ
    • SP
    • SPD
    • PBC
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About Jeanne Floresca - EFT & Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner

Jeanne Floresca is a Certified Matrix Reimprinting & EFT Practitioner and helps people find health, happiness, and love through self-healing. She also loves to write about ageless living, natural beauty, and mindful wellness. Find her at InspireYouthful.com or MatrixLoveCoach.com

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