I recently discussed how High Intensity Interval Training is the one thing you need to add to your exercise routine.
I'm in the process of developing my HIIT with a BITT (High Intensity Interval Training with a Baby, Infant, Tot or Toddler) series. It will be an series that will hopefully take you from a HIIT beginner to HIIT champion in 8 weeks. It will be the perfect program to start when you first consider lifting the intensity of your workouts after having your baby. It will start with the basics and build intensity each week.
While I'm working on making that as helpful as possible, I've put together a couple of my favourite HIIT workouts. I have a notebook that I write my favourite workouts in and these two are on high rotation. It's starting to fall to bits so this will help me keep a permanent record of them too!
The first workout is adapted from bodyrock.tv and the second from a Fit in Heels workout.
Make sure you pick weights that are challenging. You should feel like you couldn't do one more repetition when the 50 seconds is up. Start heavy and if you need to decrease then do so, but not until you really need to! I tend to use 10kg for chest and rows, 6-7kgs for shoulder press, bicep curls and tricep extensions and 4-5 kgs for front and side raises.
Set your Gymboss Interval Timer
to 50 seconds work and 10 seconds rest and you are away!
Let me know how you go. Enjoy!
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