HIIT Hard: A Challenging HIIT Workout (a.k.a. Ain’t No Puppies)

Another week, another amazingly hard HIIT workout in the books. This week, we pushed past our comfort zone and challenged our cardio and strength endurance with a warmup from hell (or heaven, depending on how badass you are) and exercise sets that left us sweating hard and breathing heavy. Hey-o.

A few weeks ago, someone-whose-name-shall-not-be-mentioned-Joe-Drebaum suggested that we add jumping squats into our 10/15/20 warmup. So that was a thing that happened this week.

Another thing that happened this week was we saw a bunch of new faces in class—and they’re all still above ground and sucking air today (I think). Which goes to prove: working hard and breaking a sweat ain’t gonna kill you—but it’s sure as sh*t gonna make you stronger.

Last night’s workout is detailed below, but you can’t really get the full effect unless you join my HIIT class, Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm at Central Rock Gym in Randolph. As hard as we work, we have a ton of fun and even find some laughs in between all the grunting and moaning (and no, it’s not that kinda class…)

Okay, so…uh…go get after it, already!

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My HIIT workouts are designed so they can be done on your own, wherever you are, without needing weights or other exercise equipment. But I promise you you'll push yourself harder—and have a lot more fun—in one of my classes. Join us next Tuesday from 6:30-7:30pm at Central Rock Gym in Randolph, MA.

BUT THAT HARD HIIT WORKOUT, THOUGH…

Stretch (5-min.)

Light warm-up i.e. jog or jumprope in place (1-min)

10/15/20: 10 of each jumping jacks, mountain climbers, burpees and—thanks to our dear friend, Joe—jumping squats. Then 15 of each. Then 20 of each. No resting, just keep going, yes you can. Slow the exercise down if you absolutely need to. But do. not. stop.

HIIT circuits: There are 7 pairs of exercises. Start with the first pair and do each exercise for 30-seconds, taking a 10-second rest between sets. Do each pair 4x, and then take a 1-minute rest. Move on to the second pair of exercises, and so on.

High knees/Figure skaters
Grasshoppers/Plank jacks
Lunge pops (left leg)/Lunge pops (right leg)
Toe tap hops/Power skips
1-2-3 ab burpees/Flutter kicks
Push-ups/Donkey kicks
Jacks-Jabs/Triple threats

Happy Abs: Cool it down with 5-10 minutes of ab work. I can’t give away the secret to happy abs online, so if you really want to fid out what make our obliques optimistic, you gotta join me in class next week. Or check out my ab-focused class on Wednesday nights from 6:15-6:45pm at Central Rock Gym in Randolph.