High-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts are HUGE right now and it’s not a wonder why! They allow you to work harder, are super efficient, and absolutely torch calories. Not to mention, they’re great for increasing your endurance and strength, and have numerous other health benefits.
Classic HIIT workouts are made up of typical cardio exercises. Think: running, cycling, rowing, etc. I absolutely love using cardio exercises for HIIT and still think it’s the best way to ensure you get into that 85-95% max heart zone. Cardio efficiently ramps up your heart rate. This means that if you go “all-out” during a cardio exercise, you’re almost guaranteed to hit that optimal heart rate zone.
I’m pretty skeptical of most HIIT workouts out there that only involve weight lifting or bodyweight exercises. Most of them just don’t qualify as HIIT.
So I’ve been working to create a bodyweight HIIT workout that truly meets the HIIT criteria.