Hello divas! I hope that your week is going well so far. It is a little busy around here as I am getting ready to head out to my next race this weekend. The number one thing I have learned in all my training for my races is the necessity to cross train. I am a big fan of high intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts (many of my favorite workout programs fall into this category) so today I am sharing some benefits of HIIT workouts.
It’s efficient. One of the best things about HIIT workouts is that they are super fast. Because you are doing exercises that are high intensity, you can get a full body workout in minutes. This is great for those days when there is just not enough time in the day to exercise. HIIT also burns more fat and calories than steady cardio because of the high intensity. I love to combine my strength training with some cardio bursts to really get a good workout.
There is little to no equipment necessary. These workouts typically use exercises that require little to no equipment. Most of the ones that I have been using only requires the use of my kettlebells or dumbbells for a few of the strength moves. But there are ways to get the same workout using exercises requiring only your body weight.
All levels welcome. Unlike some workouts out there, HIIT can be done by literally any level of fitness. There are many different routines that can be done based on ability.
Workout anywhere. Because there is little to no equipment necessary to do a HIIT workout, this means that you can do it anywhere. Which is great when traveling or visiting family and friends.
As a bonus for all you lovely readers, I have created The Diva 30-60-90 HIIT Workout to share with you all today. The only equipment needed for this workout is something to time the exercises and either a hand weight or a kettlebell for the weight exercises. This workout takes 36 minutes and incorporates both cardio and strength. Enjoy!
What are your favorite cross training exercises?
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