Quick + Sweaty HIIT Workout

Guess what day it is?! We are already at the halfway mark which is especially exciting because this is a long weekend for me (and most of the U.S.). Sorry I missed you yesterday but work and home got in the way so I’m bringing yesterday’s post to you this morning.

I consider workouts a success when 1) I am sweaty; 2) I still feel great after and; 3) When SL will actually do them with me. He is much more of a team sport guy and I am more of an individual athlete so our versions of working out don’t always mesh.

I did however convince him to this this Quick + Sweaty HIIT Workout with my the other day so I decided to share it because it fulfilled my 3 criteria.

Quick + Sweaty HIIT Workout

Quick Sweaty HIIT Workout

Videos for the two weird moves:

Bird Dogs

Side Plank (knee to elbow) – Use the first 15 seconds for the right side and the second 15 seconds for the left side

I used a new-to-me app called Tabata Stopwatch Free. I really like this one because its completely customizable. You can enter in so many things including:

  • Initial countdown time
  • Warmup Interval
  • Exercise Interval (for this one I did 30 seconds)
  • Rest Interval (10 seconds did the trick in this workout)
  • Number of Sets (There are 12 in this workout)
  • Recovery Interval (the time between each full set)
  • Number of Cycles (I did 2 but if you are feeling it go for more!)

You can also save a set of measures for use at another time, alter the sounds in between sets (I used the Chinese Gong!), set an interval vibration (great if you are at the gym and have your phone attached to your body) and select music. All and all I love it!

Are you more of a team sports person or an individual athlete?

I grew up playing team sports then found of love of studio fitness classes in college and triathlon right after college. Ever since I’ve been more of an individual athlete. I enjoy beating myself more than beating others!


2 thoughts on “Quick + Sweaty HIIT Workout

  1. I love Tabata style workouts! I prefer timed ones rather than counting reps so this one is perfect!
    I think I need to try that Chinese Gong! Ha.
    I am also more of an individual athlete too. I prefer to compete with myself and challenge me to see how far I can get. You are your best trainer! However, I love watching team sports!

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