High-Intensity Interval Training
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has the fitness industry buzzing because of its potential to torch maximum calories in a minimum amount of time. The idea is that you do short periods of all-out work followed by short periods of active rest to make the body work harder than it does during steady-state cardio.
Now that summer is here, there are absolutely no excuses for not whipping yourself back into beach-body shape.
Here are some types of HIIT exercises which you can practice for a smoldering shredded beach body-:
1. Knee Push-Ups
Start in a push-up position, and lower your body to the floor. Get a big push off the floor and lift your hands off the ground before landing back in a push-up position. To modify, drop to your knees.
2. Heel Twists
Sit on the floor, with your heels touching the floor or lifted (more advanced) and your hands at your chest. Twist from side to side.
3. Hip Hop and Bob
Step your left leg out to your side for a lateral lunge, keeping your right leg straight. Bring your left leg up to a 90-degree angle and hop on your right leg. Repeat on each side.
4. Heads Up
Lie on your back with arms straight over your head. Crunch your legs into your chest as you lift your back off the floor. Grab your legs, balancing on your glutes. Return to starting position and repeat.
5. Macro Jumps
Standing with feet together, jump off the ground bringing your arms and legs out so that your body forms a star shape. Land with knees slightly bent, and arms by your knees.
6. Superhero Post
Lying on your stomach, lift your legs and arms off the floor, arms reaching straight in front of you. You should be squeezing your back and glutes to keep your legs up. Pull your elbows down to your waist, return to starting posting, and repeat.