Here are two quick morning HIIT routines for those on the road (be it a dingy China hotel or the Hyatt in NYC).
Just before showering for the day try one of these quick sessions:
Dress code: underwear or gym clothes - shoes optional (so no excuses that you forgot your workout clothes! )
** Night before: Download the Tabata timer on Google Play or wherever you get your free apps.
Find a little room in front of the bed, and in front of a mirror if available. This may help with form and motivation. If not, lose the mirror!
Option 1: Total exercise time 18min
4min GO! Rapid cycle below
- Burpees 15-20x
- Mountain climbers 15-20x alternating (so like 30-40 movements)
- Push-ups 15-20x (go on your knees vs toes if it’s too difficult)
- Explosion jumps 15-20x (squat deeply and jump straight up into the air
*** STOP at 4min ***
3min REST (Brush your teeth, pack you computer etc., or just sit and pant!)
Do above cycle 3x and you’re done! Feeling great and ready for an epic day!
Note: Play with # of reps in each case to adjust to the 4min allowance. The key is to keep moving for the whole 4min.
Option 2: Total exercise time 10min. (Unless you need a 30sec interval between 1 minute activity blocks)
Burpees x10-15 then stop (within 1 min)
Wait for the minute timer to ring then do it again
Repeat for 10 cycles (10 min total) and you’re DONE!
I interchange both Options above to get some variety. You can also substitute exercises, i.e. for Option 2 try Mountain Climbers instead of Burpees. If you’re stronger, include a push-up with each burpee.
I hope that helps! ENJOY and BE FIT!