The idea is that you do short periods of all-out work followed by short periods of active rest to make the body work harder than it does during steady-state cardio (exercise intensity vs duration should always have an inverse relationship; the harder you work, the shorter the duration). There are absolutely no excuses for not whipping yourself into shape. Short work intervals paired with a short rest period ensure you maintain a high heart rate to burn calories at a higher rate.
To capitalize on the benefits of HIIT exercises, we reached out to George “Hit” Richards, celebrity fitness trainer and calisthenics expert; Pete Bommarito, C.S.C.S., U.S.A.W., a certified MAT Jumpstart Specialist and owner of Bommarito Performance Systems, and James Banks, a certified personal trainer at Performix House West Hollywood for a variety of interval workouts designed to burn fat, build muscle, and enhance sports performance.
Get in the best shape of your life (and look like it, too) with these 15 fat-blasting high intensity workouts at home and at the gym. You’ll hit all the major muscle groups and enjoy a host of health benefits.
Workouts 1-5 are courtesy of Richards, 6-10 are courtesy of Bommarito, and 11-15 are courtesy of Banks.
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