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I love these five exercises because they are extremely effective and versatile. You can personalize the workout to fit your fitness goals and you can do it ANYWHERE! No gym membership needed, no equipment, no studio. Just your own able body and motivated mindset.
Build an entire workout with one or all five of these moves. Do them for a set amount of time or make a repetition goal for each. Try them all once through or repeat the circuit three times or more. Pick just one exercise for the day and quadruple the the number of reps. Or do all five in no particular order. The possibilities are endless!
Check out these five exercises designed to build your own HIIT routine – including options to make them extra challenging!
Start with feet shoulder-width apart. As you raise your right knee up to your waist, bend your arms into your chest and bring your fists towards your right shoulder. Quickly hop to bring your left knee up and switch sides with your fists. Do this continually. For an added challenge, extend your arms overhead and keep them there the entire time.
Start with your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees to execute a squat, pushing your butt back as far as you can to help keep your knees from extending past your toes. Once you have reached your lowest position, extend your legs and stand back up. For an added challenge, hop up as high as you can when you extend out of the squat.
Start with your feet shoulder-width apart. Lift your right foot behind your body, trying to “kick” your backside, then quickly switch feet. Keep your arms bent, elbows glued to your sides. For an added challenge, punch an arm out across your body as you kick.
Start with your feet together, elbows bent, fists in front of your shoulders. Hop out and simultaneously lift your arms overhead. For an added challenge, bend your knees executing a slight squat and continue the hop, keeping the squat the entire time.
Start standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend down and place your palms on the ground, directly under your shoulders. Next, extend your legs behind your body into a plank position, then bring your knees back into your chest, palms stay planted. Stand upright – you should be back in the original starting position. For an added challenge, add a jump with your arms extended overhead as you come up to the standing position.