One of my favorite ways to get a quick-but-efficient workout is using online HIIT videos. The internet is full of videos, blogs, and visual guides. Below are the sites with my go-to workouts.
What is HIIT?
HIIT stands for “high-intensity interval training.” Basically it’s a form of fitness where you push yourself hard in aerobic exercise for a certain period of time followed by a rest period that is shorter or the same length. It’s so efficient because you hit your maximum level of exertion — or get close to it — as well as having recovery periods. It burns fat, builds muscle, and improves cardiovascular health. I love that many HIIT workouts can be done with zero equipment, so they’re perfect for a lunch break or squeezing in between errands. For more information on HIIT, check out this online brochure.
What is Tabata?
Tabata is a sub-set of HIIT that focuses on even more intensity in a short period of time. A Tabata workout lasts for four minutes, with 20 seconds of hard exertion followed by 10 seconds of rest for a total of eight rounds. Read more about HIIT and Tabata here.
My favorite videos
- Fitness Blender — My go-to resource for quick exercises is Fitness Blender. Kelli in particular has a warmth that makes the workouts seem doable, though they are hard! They have a great website where you can sort their videos by time, focus area of the body, equipment needed, and more. You can also subscribe to their YouTube channel where they post frequently.
- BodyRock — Whereas Fitness Blender feels attainable, BodyRock is all about inspiration for me. These women are ripped! You can do a one-off video or sign up for one of their free boot camp series. BodyRock also has a YouTube channel.
- Betty Rocker — Bree, AKA Betty Rocker, is the cool, sometimes foul-mouthed chick who just happens to be in amaaaaaazing shape that I aspire to be! Her videos will give you a serious workout, but you’ll have fun doing it. And yep, she has a YouTube channel, too.
Have you ever done HIIT? What’s your favorite video?
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