For those of you unfamiliar with HIIT, it stands for High Intensity Interval Training.
The Gist: Start with a burst of intense activity for a minute, and then follow with a minute of a less-intense activity. Then repeat for anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes.
The Theory: The high intensity followed by a less-intense activity helps to raise your resting metabolic rate, thus burning more fat.
Okay, enough of the boring scientific stuff. I tried this workout this week and LOVED it. It’s about 10 minutes. It can be done twice if you’re feeling ambitious. What I loved was the variations of different jacks…nothing that this uncoordinated gal couldn’t handle. The 30 seconds of jumping jacks really got the heart pumping and they were then followed by 30 seconds of a strength exercise. This was an all around full body workout. Legs, arms, butt, cardio. DONE. Try it out!