February is right around the corner and love is already in the air. Perfect hairstyles, perfect dresses, special gifts and romantic dinners – every minute detail has been well taken care of and yet… have you got a feeling that something is missing? Perhaps it is the dress? Maybe it could fit just a bit better. If only the tummy was a tiny bit slimmer, the waist a teeny weeny bit smaller?
Well darlings…we all are in the same boat, so fret not. Here is the perfect solution to end all your worries and to help you lose weight quickly. High Intensity Interval Training – one of the most effective workouts you can do without hitting the gym and exercising for as little as 4 mins to a maximum of 20 mins per day!
WHAT IS HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING:
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is not actually an exercise, but more of a method of doing your exercise. It is as the name suggests a very high intensity workout which helps burn fat at a much faster rate than routine low intensity workouts, thereby helping you to lose weight quickly. It is ideal for people who can’t spare time for an hour long exercise routine, yet wish to boost their metabolism for quick fat burn and improve their cardiovascular stamina.
The Tabata Regimen is a kind of High Intensity Interval Training and has gained popularity globally recently. It consists of performing an activity all-out for 20 seconds, resting for 10 seconds and then repeating the on-off sequence for four minutes total.
You can combine any exercise such as Crunches, Lunges, Squats, Burpees, Steps, Push Up etc. in this form. Do this thrice a week and you will start loving yourself all over again. That is a promise.
SOME EXERCISES TO INCORPORATE INTO YOUR HIIT
SKINNY JEANS WORKOUT – LUNGES
Get your lower body in shape to fit into those skinny jeans effortlessly. We have just one word to get it done – LUNGES. Take a giant step forward with your left foot and lower your body until your left thigh is parallel to the ground. Repeat with the other leg. You can do this with or without weights as per your comfort level.
TUMMY BLASTING WORKOUT – CRUNCHES
You may be slender and fit but when it comes to your lower abdominal muscles if you have a tiny bit of a bulge, then the only sure shot way to reduce it is….… yeah you guessed it….. CRUNCHES.
Lie on your back on the floor and bend your knees. Place your hands behind your neck or head. Then lift your shoulders towards the ceiling using your abdominal muscles and pause at the peak. Make sure that you lift yourself by your abdominal muscles only or else it will hurt rather than help you.
ULL BODY WORKOUT: BURPEES
Burpees are one of the best full body workouts for fitness that you can do. Start in a standing position, feet apart. Put your hands down on the ground in front of your feet, jump your legs back so that you go into a push-up position and do a push-up. Now jump your feet back then lift your hands above your head and jump straight up as high as you can. You can skip either the push-up or the jump but both really add to the effectiveness of the exercise, so it is highly recommended.
Lose weight quick with HIIT, trim those few last pounds and get Valentine’s Day ready quick. After all it is the day of love…. not love handles.
Stay Fit….. stay healthy….
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