There are days when 15 minutes of exercise is all I can squeeze in. On those days I tell myself, “hey, that’s okay” and embrace the movement I can make time for. This is one of my “go-to” quick HIIT workouts that I have completed numerous times this summer. This 15 minute workout is focused, hits the entire body, and is packed with a punch.
What is HIIT?
HIIT stands for high intensity interval training. It is a training method that uses short bouts of high intensity exercise with periods of rest. It can include cardiovascular based exercise, strength based exercise, or a combination of them both.
When you’re short on time, you can dial up the intensity to blast more calories. HIIT workouts have also been shown to improve cardiovascular fitness and utilize more fat as a fuel source. Sounds good to me!
For this workout, you will complete four exercises back to back for 15 minutes straight. Rest is not built into the workout, so feel free to take time to grab water and catch your breath at any point. The video below takes you through the four exercises with me. Feel free to crank up your intensity and tempo, take it slower based on how you are feeling, or complete for more or less time. Take a couple of minutes to warm-up before starting your workout and remember to stretch at the end. As always, I encourage you to have water nearby, some great tunes to pump you up, and a set of dumbbells. Enjoy! 🙂