You know the phrase, “Thick Thighs Save Lives?” Well, that definitely comes to mind after last night’s intense HIIT workout. Even though our workout was truly a full body burn, the lower body exercises were certainly not for the faint hearted.

Speaking of “faint hearted,” someone who is not at all that is my friend Megan Lybarger. She’s the girl who’s flexing in the class picture and she is the definition of a badass. Megan has been coming to my HIIT class for probably two years now. After an unfortunate incident involving a lawnmower and her hand, Megan is, uh, a digit short on one hand. But what’s cool is that she kept up with class and kicks ass—every week. No excuses, amiright?

Now, Megan is training for the 2018 Boston Marathon, trying to raise funds for the Heather Abbott Foundation’s “Limb-it Less” charity team. They still have a few thousand dollars to go before reaching their goal. We dig deep in class—can we dig deep to support the members of our HIIT family outside of class, now?

So, get after it and make a donation. And then get after it and get this intense HIIT workout under your belt so you can be a badass like Megan and the rest of the Tuesday night HIIT crew.

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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.

The Most Intense HIIT Workout of the Year…So Far

Stretch & Warmup: Start with a 5-minute stretch. Jump rope in place for 1-minute.

10/15/20: Do 10 of each jumping jack, mountain climbers and burpees. Then 15 of each. Then 20 of each. Keep moving, no rest for the wicked.

Cardio circuit: Do the following exercises for 30-seconds, with a 10-second rest between each. Do the circuit 3x.

  1. High knees
  2. Toe tap hops
  3. Squat jacks
  4. Figure skaters

Lower-body circuit: Same deal; do each exercise for 30-seconds with a 10-second rest. Do the circuit 3x.

  1. Lunge jumps
  2. Lunge pulses (left leg): Hold a weight for this exercise, if you have access to one
  3. Triple threats
  4. Lunge pulses (right leg)

Upper body circuit: 30-seconds on, 10-second rest, 3x. Go!

  1. Push-ups
  2. Elbow plank jacks
  3. Push-up, pop in: After every push-up, jump your feet towards your hands and back again
  4. Tricep dips (in reverse table top position)

Cardio: Repeat the first cardio circuit

Happy abs: Spend 10-minutes conditioning your abs, or, if you want a real abdominal workout, join me for an ab-focused class Wednesdays from 6:15-6:45pm at Central Rock Gym in Randolph.