Challenging HIIT Workout
I recently taught an invigorating Mother’s Day HIIT class for Publix. We had such a great time that I wanted to share the routine with you. HIIT is an awesome workout for moms, because it can be an effective cardiovascular workout in a short exercise duration. The important thing to keep in mind with HIIT is that you want to keep your heart rate at 75% of it’s max during the intense periods of exercise. Click here for more info and for a max heart rate calculator.
Warm up for 5 - 7 minutes.
Perform one exercise for 45 seconds, then rest for 15 seconds.
Onto the next exercise (exercises demonstrated below)
Repeat this cycle 3 times and you have a blood pumping 15 minute HIIT workout.
If you want the full experience, you can find the playlist from the class here.
This workout is fairly advanced. I would not recommend within the first 6 months postpartum. You can always modify to remove jumps.
Exercise 1: Jump!
Try to touch the ceiling!
Exercise 2: Sumo Punches
Make it intense, get some mom aggression out.
Exercise 3: Jump Squats
Exercise 4: High Knees
Don’t move your hands!
Let loose, have fun!