Fitness before carnival is a hot topic for many Trinis. I am sure you have noticed the increase in persons in your gyms, exercise classes, bootcamps. The usual quiet evenings to yourself in the gym are now packed with a variety of sweaty monkeys in and around your space :P
Have you heard about HIIT workouts?
HIIT or High intensity interval training is a technique which you give it your 100 percent effort through intense, and fast bursts of exercises. This type of training allows your heart rate to increase faster and therefore burns more fat in less time.
According to Huffington Post and other fitness journals some of the benefits of HIIT include:
1. Increases in Metabolism so that you continue burning fat up to 2 days after working out.
2. It is quick and convenient. Many of us don't have more than 25-30 minutes to spare on a workout and thus this form of training is easily accessible to you at you home or in your bedroom before work in the morning or before bed at night, or even around your lunch time.
3. It is mostly equipment less or with use of areas that you can use around the home.
TRY This WORKOUT :
20 - 25 seconds giving it your best efforts, 8 exercises. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. Repeat this circuit twice. Enjoy your sweat !!
Grab a partner or get your shoes on & your tunes on get moving!
1. Jump Squats
2. Burpee Push ups
4. Bicycle abs
5. Reverse crunches/ partner abs
6. Dive bombers
7. Tricep dips
8. Plank Pikes