Lower Body Hiit
About this Workout
This 8 minute lower body hiit (high intensity interval training) will really burn out your glute and thigh muscles. It is very effective at toning and shaping your lower body. In a very short amount of time you can really get a sweat going and burn a good amount of calories. It only takes 8 minutes. Everyone has eight minutes to do a quick workout. Al though it is recommended to do at least 30 minutes of any type of activity, it’s still way better to do a short workout than nothing at all.
If you are unfamiliar with the term HIIT, then here’s what it is; you basically alternate between a very high intense activity/move followed by a less intense activity (recovery period). So for example in this workout video I have chosen to do 20 seconds of high intense activity and rest for 10 seconds. Time may vary by preference. Some do 30 seconds on and 10 seconds off or 1 minute on and 2 minutes off and so on. This is done in Tabata training method, meaning I repeat the move four times (in this case).
Science has shown that doing just 15 minutes of HIIT 3 times per week is way more efficient that running for a whole hour on the treadmill! So it’s a no brainer that HIIT is the best form of cardio. Keep in mind that since HIIT is so intense, it is not recommended to do more that 3 times per week. Research has also shown that your body keeps burning calories up to 48 hours after your workout! It actually confuses and forces your metabolism to work harder for hours and hours after your workout is finished.
This Workout Structure:
4 different exercises
20 sec on 10 off, 4 times through each exercise
1,2,3 Jump Squats
Burped into a Squat
Please make sure that you do you a warm before you start into this workout and end it with some stretches to avoid injury.
Disclaimer: You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing or starting an exercise routine.
You hereby assume full responsibility for any and all injuries you incur exercising to these videos.