For me, nothing burns fat and calories more than a HIIT workout. I’ve trained and run 10 half marathons (I have no plans to ever run a full marathon), and I seem to lose more weight when I do shorter high intensity workouts compared to when I’m training and running long distances.
One of the easiest ways for me to get in a HIIT workout is on the treadmill. When the weather isn’t ideal for running outdoors, I tie up my running shoes, put on one of my favorite Netflix shows and hit the “pavement”. I typically do 30 seconds on (sprint) & 30 seconds off (standing w/feet on the sides of treadmill) intervals for 30 minutes. It’s the easiest way for me to keep track. Give it a try the next time you’re on the treadmill, just remember, it’s important that during your “on” time you crank up that treadmill. I usually get it up to 8 or 9 mph! If you are a beginner, start slow and work your way up!
Here’s a 30 minute HIIT workout you can do at home with limited equipment!
What you need:
- Jump Rope
- Yoga Mat
How it works:
- Perform each exercise for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds.
- Repeat each exercise 3 times before moving to the next.
- Complete the entire series twice.
- Jumping Jacks
- Double Leg Jump Rope
- Jump Squat
- Single Leg Jump Rope (Right Leg)
- Single Leg Jump Rope (Left Leg)
- Jump Squat