It is good to mix up your gym routines and do different classes / styles of training. From zumba to swimming, from walking to weight circuits and from pilates to body attack. It’s all good and will all be doing different great things to your body. But what is the ‘quickest’ way to burn 300 calories? Continue reading “THE QUICKEST WAY TO BURN 300 CALORIES?”
NN DAY 12 – HIIT WORKOUT
Firstly HIIT huh?? HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. If you have heard the buzz surrounding it, you now that it’s a super fast, very effective way to work out. Basically HIIT involves short intense bursts of exercise with less intense moves or complete rest in between.
The reason why so many people are loving HIIT at the moment is because it is crazy efficient as you only need to spend 15-30 minutes in the gym whilst still coming out with the same if not more benefits as the usual 1 hour class.
When you turn up the intensity on your workout you are making your heart work harding as your heart rate sky rockets.
HERE IS A SIMPLE 15 MIN HIIT SESSION TO GET YOUR COVERED IN SWEAT AND FEELING AWESOME (well not during it but after I bet you will)
Now I say simple because the exercises are simple ‘to understand’ however this quick feisty workout is anything but easy. There are 5 exercises. Complete each exercise for a total on 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest before moving on to exercise 2, 3, 4 and 5 etc. Rest for 90 seconds at the end of the first set (once all 5 exercises are complete) and then repeat a total of 3 rounds.
1. Squats (add small jump for the advanced)
2. Push ups
3. Kettlebell Swings (it wouldn’t be a kale and the kettlebell circuit without one. Full kettlebell workout on the blog HERE)
4. Step ups (can use a step or bench/chair 30-50cm high)
5. Plank (now that you know the correct form from Friday’s NN DAY 7 post HERE)
REST 90 seconds!!! Complete 3 rounds in total
Try your absolute hardest for the 20 seconds and earn your 10 second rest. The harder your push the more intense the intervals are and therefore the higher your heart rate will go burning more fat and calories. GOODLUCK!!
Photo source: www.sweatandoranges.com.au
EATING KALE AND LIFTING KETTLEBELLS
I guess everyone has their favourite things, happy places and things that get them excited. Everyday my love for fitness, nutrition and living a healthy life is growing. I am forever stalking Instagram pages, reading and buying all the new clean lifestyle and wholefood books hitting the shelf (I will get to my faves and worthwhile buys another time) and researching about what it is that makes our body function at its best.
So… why eat kale and lift kettlebells?