This is a full body HIIT workout that won’t cause you to bulk up. But it will still help you to burn lots of calories (both during AND after) :)
FULL BODY HIIT WORKOUT BENEFITS
HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training. You typically do an intense type of exercise for a short period, and then rest. It can seem extreme but it is also very beneficial.
BURNS LOTS OF CALORIES IN A SHORT WORKOUT
HIIT workouts usually last from 10 to 30 minutes, but can give you the same results as a twice as long moderate-intensity workout. For example, if I run for 40 minutes and you do a HIIT workout for 20 minutes, you and I will burn the same number of calories.
So you can save some time and still get great results.
BURNS CALORIES EVEN AFTER THE WORKOUT
With HIIT, you will still continue to burn calories after your workout.
Studies have shown that HIIT increases your metabolism and keeps it that way even hours after you’re done exercising.
Apparently, just two minutes of sprinting can increase your metabolism over 24 hours as much as 30 minutes of running.
HIIT WORKOUT WITHOUT BULKING
HIIT exercises do build muscle, which is a good thing as it helps your metabolism. But doing too much HIIT or the wrong type of HIIT exercises can cause you to gain unwanted bulky muscle.
If you’re a mesomorph or endomorph body type and you’re overdoing it on the leg exercises (squat jumps, burpees, jump lunges, etc), you might see your legs starting to get bulky, rather than slimmer.
If you are not sure about your body type, take my FREE Body Type Quiz.
You will learn your body type in just 2 minutes and you will get tips on how to eat and train to get the best possible results :)
HOW TO COMPLETE THE CIRCUIT
- Complete each exercise for 40 seconds, and then rest for 20 seconds.
- Once you have completed 1 round, you can either rest for 1 minute, or go straight into round 2.
- Aim to complete 3 rounds in total.
- If it is too difficult, you can just do 2 rounds and then worko your way up to 3 rounds.
WATCH THE WORKOUT VIDEO
1. BENCH HOPS
2. ADVANCED TOE TOUCHES
3. HIGH KNEE RUNS
4. BICYCLE CRUNCHES
5. STRAIGHT PUNCHES
6. MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS
7. BURPEE ROLL UPS
If you liked this one, you can check out my other workouts here.
HOW TO GET LEAN LEGS WITHOUT THE BULKINESS
Before, when I didn’t know my body type, I’ve done HIIT routines that included lots of squats, burpees and lunges. They helped me burn tons of calories but they also made my legs too bulky for my own liking.
So I stopped doing those and instead started doing my own HIIT routines, like this one here :)
If the same thing has happened to you, this HIIT workout will be perfect for you!
I should also mention my 3 Steps to Lean Legs Program which is designed to help you slim down your leg without causing bulkiness. There are 3 different versions of my program, one for each of the 3 body types.
We are all different and to get the best possible results we should train and eat according to our body type :)
Hope you like it!
Love Rachael Xx