HIIT workout

This 5 Minute HIIT Workout Will Help You Keep Fit Regardless Of How Busy You Are

This HIIT workout is super effective – and it just takes 5 minutes.

We’re kind of in love with HIIT. Why? It’s quick, it’s convenient, and it helps you burn more fat and calories than regular exercises.

Think of it this way: would you rather spend an entire hour running on the treadmill, and burn just 400 calories, or burn the same amount with just 30 minutes spent on HIIT? Plus, because HIIT consists of quick, intense bursts of different exercises, it’s a lot less predictable and boring than regular old jogging.

Even if you’re super pressed for time and can’t afford to spend 30 minutes completing multiple reps with HIIT, you can definitely spare the 5 minutes it takes to do just one repetition. This will get your heart rate up, and help you avoid all the dangerous of a sedentary lifestyle.

So what does this 5 minute HIIT workout consist of? Read on to find out!

You’ll be doing a total of three sets of the following 5 exercises. During the first set, perform each exercise for 30 seconds. During the second set, perform each exercise for 20 seconds, and during the last set, perform each exercise for 10 seconds. There are no breaks between the exercises, but you can have a 30-second rest between each set.

Exercise #1: Shuffling

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Keep your weight on the balls (not the heels!) of your feet, and scissor your legs front and back. Make sure your footwork is light and fast, and doesn’t make a sound!

Exercise #2: Side to side “bowling”

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Start in a squat (somewhat similar to a bowling position), then jump to your right and land on your right leg. Then bring your left leg behind you without letting your left foot land on the floor, and deepen the bend in your right knee. Be sure to keep your chest up as you reverse direction, and jump to the left. Allow your arms to swing to the side as you jump from side to side.

Exercise #3: High knees

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Run in place, and whilst you’re doing so, lift your knees so that they come up to your waist. Try and maintain a 90 degree angle between your thighs and calves if possible.

Exercise #4: Squat and jump

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Start in a squat, and have your arms by your sides. Then swing your arms all the way up, reaching for the ceiling and jump. Be sure to minimize the impact by controlling your landing.

Exercise #5: Burpees

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Crouch down into a squat, and place your hands on the floor. Jump your feet back into plank position, do a push-up, bend your elbows, and straighten back into your plank position. Then push off forward and have your feet meet your hands, coming into a squat, and finally, jump straight up, as high as you can.

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