Even if you’re new to exercise, you’ve still probably at least heard of HIIT when it comes to working out. High-intensity interval training offers many benefits including improving your cardiovascular health, fitness level, stamina and endurance in addition to burning more fat and calories in less time.
While HIIT training can be an intense way to work out, the great news is your level of exertion is relative to your fitness level. As a beginner, even walking intervals can be used for this type of training — if an adequate amount of intensity is achieved.
This four-week HIIT plan for beginners is designed to introduce you to interval training and ease into it safely — gradually building up your threshold and ability to handle more intensity over time. To help avoid injury and overtraining, we’ve also included suggested weekly cross-training schedules to help you create a balanced fitness program.
Starting tomorrow, we’ll share a new, full-length video featuring a HIIT-style routine for you to try each week, along with a suggested weekly workout schedule that builds into a complete routine.
HERE’S YOUR WEEKLY WORKOUT OVERVIEW:
Week 1: HIIT for Beginners: Walking Intervals
Week 2: HIIT for Beginners: Body-Weight Strength Circuit
Week 3: HIIT for Beginners: Kickboxing Intervals
Week 4: HIIT for Beginners: Cardio Intervals
Please be sure to listen to your body throughout the sessions. Modify or skip any moves that are too much for your current level. (I’ll also provide options throughout the routines to help you make them work for you.)
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