Fifteen Minute Workout to Get You Closer to Your #SummerBod Goals
If you dream to have a toned body, ditch those extra pounds, shred that nasty fat or just stay
active but battle with a busy schedule and dreadful workout routines; trust me, you’re not alone.
Who doesn’t wanna try those trendy summer outfits but when those extra pounds are clinging on
to you; you tell yourself “better luck next time”. This doesn’t have to happen anymore!
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has been the latest buzz, that too, for the right reasons.
Studies have proved only 10 to 15 minutes of this workout routine can do wonders to your body
health and stamina. I have seen people getting back in shape and achieve their fitness goals
within a short span of time that’s why I was intrigued to dig deeper into this.
These short bursts of exercise followed by smaller rest intervals are proven to work for almost
every body type depending on the workout consistency and fitness goals. No matter where you
stand on the fitness level or workout stamina, following HIIT routine will get you closer to your
fitness goals in no time. All you gotta do is devote 15 minutes from your day to this and you’re
set. If you’re new to this training or haven’t worked out in a long time, you can start with thrice a
week and take it further as you go by. Ready? Let’s sweat.
First things first. Get started with the 20-second burst of each of the following exercises with 10
second rest in each move. Please remember that for all of the following workouts, the task is to
stick to the length of time, not to keep a count of the number of reps. That said, you need to have
just the right momentum that fits the time limit of each move.
– Jumping Jacks
– Inchworm Shoulder Tap (bend your knees, place your palms on the floor and walk your
hands out. Tap your left shoulder with right hand and right shoulder with left hand; walk
your hands back up once you’re done and repeat)
– Lateral Lunges (left & then right)
The idea is to build strength on your body weight so repeat each of the following moves for 45
seconds with 10 second rest after each move. Repeat the whole set once you’re done.
– Lateral lunge on the left while curling your right arm
– Lateral lunge on the right while curling your left arm
– Squats (while keeping your knees and feet aligned)
– Chest presses
Let’s move on to the most challenging (and fun) part and get your heart pumping! Do each of
these moves for 50 seconds with 10 second rest in each move. Complete one set and go for
another round once you’re done.
– Knee Lifts
– Plank Hold
That’s about it! Don’t go overboard from day one, the idea is to build your stamina and strength
gradually so pace yourself accordingly. All of these exercises, if rightly timed, are gonna take 10
to 15 minutes and you’ll be amazed by the results. Keep a check on your diet and ensure a
healthy intake of right carbs, lesser fats and more protein and get ready to have the body you
have been dreaming for days! Try these workouts and let me know if they helped, I’ll be waiting
for your feedback. Until next time.