If you think your current HIIT workout isn’t cutting it and you need to be pushed further, then look no further to a plyometric HIIT fat burning workout workout.
These explosive movements gives you more bang for your buck, they’re extremely intense and when done right and coupled with the HIIT principles, could hit even more muscles and Burn more fat then your normal workout routine!.
The difference between a routine HIIT workout and a Plyometric workout is quite simple really. Because of the explosive work load you are putting your body through, when you body ‘rests’ from the workout, during the intervals, the Heart Rate stays elevated! So its just your muscles that have the rest-not your lungs!
Try this quick 5 minute workout put together by the guys at BodyFit and let us know how you got on!
The workout is HIIT based, meaning you will work for an allotted time and have an allotted time off, its that simple. You will go through every exercise, non stop for 5 minutes. Both exercises in the Plyometric Workout are body weight, so it could literally be completed anywhere!
The timings are; 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off.
Skaters: Stand on your right foot, bending your knee slightly. Place your left foot just behind your right ankle. Lower your body down in to a half squat position. Raise you right arm up in the air and your left arm across your hip.Jump to the left landing in the same position that you started in, on your left instead. Swinging your arms across your body to complement the movement.
Burpees: Start in the press up position, complete a press up, then drive both knees forward, on to your feet and explode upwards. To make it harder, raise your knees too. Land on the balls of your feet, then back in to the press up position. Repeat.
If you want to spice up this Plyometric workout, then and some squat jumps at the end of the 5 minute workout. Complete 3 sets of 10 repetitions with a 30 second break in between!
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