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HIIT home workout

HIIT workouts generally only last about 20 minutes, which makes them attractive for busy people (most of us).
A 20-Min HIIT home workout:

  1. Dynamic Warm-up
  2. Bodyweight Squats
  3. Push-ups
  4. Star Jacks (or other dynamic exercises)
  5. Inverted Row (or other pull exercises)
  6. Plank (or other core exercises).
  7. A stretching to cool down.

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High-intensity interval training (HIIT)

Any exercise can be a form of HIIT, if it follows a specific regimen where you vary your speeds and intensity when doing it.
Example:

  • Jogging lightly for three minutes.
  • Pushing yourself harder for a minute (run or sprint).
  • Repeating this cycle 4 more times.

    HIIT home workout

    HIIT workouts generally only last about 20 minutes, which makes them attractive for busy people (most of us).
    A 20-Min HIIT home workout:

    1. Dynamic Warm-up
    2. Bodyweight Squats
    3. Push-ups
    4. Star Jacks (or other dynamic exercises)
    5. Inverted Row (or other pull exercises)
    6. Plank (or other core exercises).
    7. A stretching to cool down.

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    The P.A.U.L. method (10 minutes)
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    Choose one exercise for each of the following four categories:

    • P- Plyometric cardio (e.g., Jumping Jacks)
    • A- Abs (e.g., Plank)
    • U- Upper Body (e.g., Push-Ups)
    A HIIT circuit (beginners and advanced)
    • Jumping Jacks: 20 reps or 40 reps
    • Squat: 10 reps or 20 reps
    • Incline push-up: 10 seconds or 20 seconds
    • Plank: 30 seconds or 40 seconds
    • Single-Leg Glute Bridge: 5 reps each leg or 10 reps each leg

    Complete this circuit three times with a 30-second rest between each round.

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