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3 High Intensity Interval Training Workouts You Can Do At Home

High intensity interval training (HIIT) could be the key to improving your overall fitness and getting shot of that excess flab

Full Body HIIT Workout One

How to follow the workouts

  • Make sure you warm up for five-10 minutes beforehand. Include dynamic stretching to mobilise your joints and prepare your body.
  • Each workout consists of five muscle moves to sculpt and strengthen and five metabolic moves to get your heart pumping and burn calories.
  • Perform each of the 10 exercises as hard as you can for 30 seconds, then take 30 seconds active rest to recover – don’t sit down, keep moving around.
  • After you’ve finished the 10 minutes, cool down with some light stretching.

The workout – 1

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How hard should you be working? 

The best way to track how hard to work is using a simple intensity scale from 1-10, where 6 would be jogging and 10 would be a sweaty mess collapsed on the floor.

Those new to HIIT should aim to work at level 7 and regular HIIT-ers level 9. At level 9 you shouldn’t be able to have a conversation, just release the odd breathless grunt!

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