Are you ready to heat things up a little bit around here this morning?
My morning certainly was a sweaty one thanks to this treadmill HIIT workout:
There are quite a few fast-paced walking breaks in this workout, but the super-fast running intervals made my heart beat awfully fast. You can easily increase or decrease the difficulty level of this workout by playing with the recovery times and the speeds.
Just in case you’re unfamiliar with high intensity interval training (HIIT), this method of training refers to workouts that alternate between intense bursts of activity and less-intense activity (or complete rest). It’s fantastic for those who may be short on time and want to sneak in a quick workout and is widely recognized for its ability to improve aerobic capacity. (It’s also something I recommend to clients who are stuck in a plateau.)
After my time on the treadmill, I had to train a client, so I grabbed one of my no bake granola bars and a handful of almonds to tide me over until I had time for breakfast.
Once I made it home, I fixed myself a real meal!
On the menu for today was a green protein pancake (that apparently died when I tried to flip it).
On the side, I also had a small serving of plantain chips and sipped on a hot mug of coffee.
That’ll do it!
Now I’m off to work again. Hope you guys have a fantastic Wednesday!
Question of the Morning
- Do you ever incorporate high intensity interval training (HIIT) into your workouts?