What is HIIT Training? What does HIIT mean, except for sweat and tears? Well, HIIT workout stands for High-Intensity Interval Training; a typical HIIT timer has a set number of high-intensity exercises separated by low-intensity intervals. As per all workouts, it is highly recommended that before the workout one follows a warmup and after the training, a cooldown.
I can’t lie on this one: HIIT at home, at the gym, in the park… not matter where, it is hard but very effective, so your persistence will pay off!
In between following dance aerobics and BoxFit classes, I do my best to try something different, and below are some of my favorite HIIT fitness videos to do at home.
15 Minutes | 15 Exercises HIIT Workout | The Body Coach | Joe Wicks
If you are looking for a good example of HIIT workouts this is it: 15 minutes divided into 15 exercises, 40 seconds of workout, and 20 seconds of rest. This Joe Wicks 15 minute HIIT workout is hard and by the end of it, you will feel like you worked out for much longer than you actually did, but it is worth it! Each exercise is different, which keeps me motivated, and knowing I won’t have to redo an exercise I don’t particularly like cheers me up quite a bit!
FIERCE Full Body HIIT Workout // NO REPEATS + No Equipment
This is one of the most complete HIIT workouts for beginners I tried; I know it does not say it is for beginners, but the fact that it requires no equipment, there are no repeats, and warmup and cooldown are included makes this 30-minute video absolutely perfect!
A lot of times warmups are included in HIIT cardio videos but they may be too short to actually make one feel warm enough to go into the hardcore exercise or they have an almost inexistent cooldown and, personally, I never know where to start from!
This is video is great because the warmup is about 5 minutes long and it carries you into the 20 minute HIIT program, to then finish with a nice 5-minute complete cooldown. Love it!
30 Minute FAT-BURNING HIIT WORKOUT! 🔥Burn 450 Calories 🔥Sydney Cummings
Old but gold! Skip the ‘Happy New Year 2019’ part and go straight to the workout, you will be feeling it! Sydney has a very friendly tone of voice and she’ll make you feel like she is right there with you doing the workout. She claims it can make you burn as much as 450 calories… let me know if it does for you!
This is my list of preferred videos; I don’t normally search HIIT workouts for women as I like to think I can do anything, but truthfully most of the time I find myself following videos that are shared by women… could be that I feel less vulnerable? Do I look up to them knowing that if I follow through I could eventually be that strong? I don’t know what the answer to this is, what I know is that if I ever feel demotivated I just need to check out a couple of these videos and I get off the couch almost immediately, as I am in awe of their willpower!
If you are unsure on what exercise to follow today and are debating Tabata vs HIIT, check out my other post: Tabata Workout Videos | No Equipment | Exercise at Home
As usual, please let me know if you found any other great HIIT videos and share them with me, as I’d love to give them a try as well!