Apt Dweller HIIT Workout


Goodmorning, everyone! How are you doing? I've been crazy swamped at work with our website revamp project in the final month (the photo shoot yesterday and today has had me working 11+ hour days). And today is Fitness Magazine's Meet and Tweet -- I got invited, but because I have so much to do at work, I can't go. To everyone going to #FitBlogNYC, have fun and take lots of pics!!

Anyways...Here's a quick workout you can do in the comfort of your own home (or if you're like me, in your apartment) -- it's full-body high intensity interval training (HIIT)!

There are 6 exercises, you do each exercise 10 times and then you rest for 30 seconds. After the quick rest you repeat all of that 3-4 times. Easy! 

1. Burpees

Burpees get your heart rate up quickly, and they target your quads, shoulders, and abs. To do the exercise, you start from standing then jump straight up and land in a squat with your hands on the ground in front of you. Then you leave your hands and jump your feet back into a push-up position. Then jump your feet back to your hands and repeat.

2. Push-ups

Pretty straightforward. You can do standard push-ups or you can do half standard/half with knees on the ground. Or you can do all with knees on the ground. Push-ups work your chest and a little bit of abs (for stability).

3. Jump lunges

This is an awesome leg exercise that gets your heart rate up. Start standing. Jump your right foot out in front of you and your left foot back so that you land with your feet apart. Do a lunge (try to land to where when you lunge, your knees are at 90 degree angles). From that lunge position, using the momentum of the lunge, jump up and switch legs so that you can go straight into a left leg in front lunge. Do 10 on each leg. 

4. V push-ups

Start in a downward dog (or V position) with your biceps near your ears. Your weight should be more on your hands than on your toes because you're working shoulders here. Bend your arms to 90 degree angles and then push up. 

5. Tricep dips

Grab a chair. Face away from the chair and put the heels of your hands on the chair. Straighten your legs in front of you and keeping them straight, bend your elbows to 90 degrees. 

6. Reverse crunches

Finish off with one of my favorite ab exercises. Start laying down on your back with your hands underneath your hips. Keeping your legs straight, raise them up off the ground. Once they are straight, lift your hips up off the ground, crunching with your abs. Then slowly lower back down (keeping your legs straight). 

Give it a try and let me know what you think!!