Saturday, August 4, 2012

Weekend Workout #13

Staying with last weekend's theme of "short and to the point", this weekend's workout is going to be a HIIT (high intensity interval training).  There's been lots discussion on this type of workout and whether it is more beneficial than doing loner, easier cardio workouts.  My 2-cents on this issue is it depends on your time available to workout.  If you are short on time, a HIIT type workout will provide you the biggest return on investment.  However, if you have 2-3 hours available to train, by all means go for a bike ride (summer), skate/xc ski (winter), run (anytime), etc.  These types of workouts are going to burn more calories (total calories) and will most likely be more enjoyable (unless you enjoy torturing yourself).

Here is this weekend's workout:
20 sec of work, 10 sec of rest, complete 4-8 rounds total of each pairing, and allow for 1-2 min rest between each paring of exercises.

Group 1
Jump Squats
Push ups

Group 2
Lateral Bounding (think speed skater movement)
Hi-Low Planks (start on elbows and work up to hands, then back to elbow, back to hands, etc)

Group 3 
Jumping Jacks

Good Luck!!!

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