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Monday, March 23, 2020

Quarantine Workouts



      With all the chaos of stocking up on supplies and social distancing in place, the one thing we can always focus on is our fitness and well-being. Now I know with the COVID-19 spreading it's best for everyone's health to stay at home as much as possible but this doesn't mean we should give up on our fitness altogether. Of course, the gym does make it convenient and easy to workout BUT you don't need the gym or fitness classes to get a hard intense workout. The workouts in this post can easily be done in a bedroom, a backyard, or in a park. You won't need any fancy equipment, just the willingness to push yourself to the max.

     HIIT or High-Intensity Interval Training workouts are my favorite because they make the workout interesting and fun by constantly changing up the type of exercise. HIIT workouts pack a lot of energy exertion during a short amount of time thus you burn more calories... that's right, less time burning more calories... its the cure to that bottomless mimosa bar you indulged in last weekend. I get bored easily, especially doing the same workouts and with HIIT you can customize it to how hard of a workout you want.

    It's so intensive (depending on how hard you do it) that you don't and probably physically won't be able to do it every day. Doing a 30-45 min HIIT workout will wipe you out if you truly do all the exercises with all the reps. If this is your first time doing it I recommend starting to do two to three HIIT sessions a week because you'll be sore and you'll need to rest your body. Raising your heart rate is fundamental to the workout itself. Just tell yourself "it's only 30 min I got this" you'll be golden and you'll thank me later.

    Here is a break down of an at-home workout, again no equipment or weights needed:
    *If you're not sure how to do an exercise reach out to me or drop into a web browser for proper form. If you're doing the exercises right you WILL feel the burn so keep that in mind as you're going through the workouts.

  By this point, you're probably really feeling it and that's the whole point of HIIT. Make sure to drink lots of WATER and not sugar-filled drinks afterward. At this stage, you're wiped and will need to cool down. Sugary drinks can lead to muscle cramps which will hurt more than all those squats you just conquered. Enjoy the "high" you get after enduring such an intense workout!

    Feel free to add more reps or switch out the type of exercises out, for instance, if you hate jumping squats as much as I do, you can switch it out for wiper abs instead.

    If you live in an area where you're able to work out in the park then check out my YouTube video:
       

    If you're looking to shed weight it's best to do HIIT sprints first thing when you wake up on an empty stomach BUT since it burns so many calories, this route will also burn little amounts of muscle if you're doing it on an empty stomach.

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1 comment:

  1. This site is excellent and so is how the subject matter was explained. I also like some of the comments too. Looking forward to your next post Functional workouts

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