HIIT Gym Workout
So I had an awesome workout at the gym this morning - I don't think I've sweat that much in awhile! Here it is:
Warm-up: 5-7 minutes on elliptical, Level 1
Treadmill Intervals: 45 seconds "on", 15 seconds "off"; 10 sprints = 10 minutes
- If you are comfortable with grabbing the sides of the treadmill & just jumping your feet to the sides while the belt is still running, you'll get the most out of this rather than trying to move the Speed level up & down
- I started at 8.5 for the first 5 sprints & then bumped up to 9.0
- Incline: 2.0
Core Workout: I did Phase 4 of my Guide to Shredded Abs & phew! (15-20 minutes) If you're interested check it out under SHOP
Hips: I used the weight pulley machine, lowered it to the floor & hooked on a regular black strap... I put the strap around my ankle, weight at 10 lbs & did Hip Abduction (away from body), Adduction (toward body) & Extension (Leg back working on glutes) (5 minutes)
- I did 2 sets of 10 of each exercise on both legs
Legs: Immediately after finishing hips, I did 15 jump squats, 15 jump lunges (each leg) & 15 jump squats (little rest between) (3 minutes)
And as if that wasn't enough for my butt & legs...
Stairmaster "Cool Down": 10 minutes on Level 10 of stairmaster
Stretch & Sauna: I love finishing off in the Sauna & stretching for 5-10 minutes.
Total Time: approx. 1 hour
Water, Water, Water!