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Looking to burn as much fat as possible or improve endurance while preserving muscle? Time to incorporate some High Intensity Interval Training into your routine. HIIT refers to a workout where you perform an exercise interval at maximum effort, followed by a short period of welcome recovery (either a lower intensity exercise or actual rest); repeat for several rounds.
We love HIIT sweat sessions because they’re short— the time flies, especially those rest periods!— and effective. Not only do you get more done in less time, but HIIT is magic for your metabolism, continuing to burn more calories and fat in the 24 hours following your workout than you would with steady-state cardio. Plus most HIIT workouts can be done anywhere: since the objective is getting your heart thumping, minimal equipment is required.
We’ve rounded up 6 HIIT workouts for you to try! At most you might need a set of dumbbells, but the majority only call for your own bodyweight. Remember for optimal effectiveness your work intervals are max effort; you should be savoring those sweet, sweet recovery periods.
For an objective, accurate measure of just how hard you’re working, and how your fitness improves over time, you’ll want to invest in a good heart rate monitor. Tracking and analyzing heart rate intensity will keep you motivated to stay in the zone and help you set effective training goals!
We’re pretty wowed by the Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless: the world’s first completely in-ear wireless music and heart rate monitoring earbuds. That’s right, wireless: no cords, no chest strap, no extras needed! The Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless is an all-in-one solution that empowers you to train to your highest potential. Continuous heart rate guidance and voice feedback lets you know whether you’re in your optimized heart rate training zone (the one that aligns to your specific fitness goal— whether that’s fat-burning, aerobic conditioning, anaerobic threshold training, or general cardiovascular fitness). You can listen to music, send heart rate data to the Jabra Sport Life app, get workout readouts, choose from pre-designed workouts or even create your own. And multiple earwings and eargels are included, because fit matters: for your comfort, and for high quality sound and heart rate accuracy.
OK: ready to HIIT it? Load up our HIIT It Hard playlist to help you push— and make sure to enter our Jabra giveaway below!
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6 HIIT Workouts
15 Minute AMRAP workout from Your Inner Strong
25 Minute Bodyweight HIIT from Your Inner Strong
Home Workout for Beginners from Katrina Runs
HIIT Fat Loss Workout = Legs of Fire by Brad Gouthro
Metabolic FIRE Workout from Fit Betty
1000 Rep Workout from Fit Foodie Finds
Jabra is offering two lucky FitFluential readers Jabra Sport Wireless+ headphones, perfect for running. Designed to lock into your ear for the perfect fit, built to withstand the most intensive workout conditions; with built-in FM radio, unbeatable sound and no wires to hold you back!
This giveaway will end at 11:59 on Friday, November 21st.