Top 10 Exercises To Heat Your Regular Workout
Not getting the results you want on the treadmill or elliptical? It may be time to incorporate these ten high-intensity interval training (HIIT) moves to give your workout the boost it needs. These exercises will push your body and burn fat in less time.
1. Hand-Release Push-ups
Get in the standard push-up position (drop your knees if you need to modify), then lower your body down to the floor. For just a second, take your hands off the ground. Exhale your breath while pushing your body all the way back up.
2. Plyo Push-Ups
Again, get in the push-up position, then lower down to the floor. Push hard off the floor, taking your hands off the ground for a moment before going back down toward the ground.
3. Russian Twist
Take a seat on the floor. Be sure that your heels are touching the ground, or challenge yourself by keeping them lifted. Keep your hands to your chest, twisting from side to side.
4. Single-Leg Burpees
Get into the squatting position, placing your hands on the floor in front of your feet. With one foot on the floor, jump your feet back while lowering your body. Bring your feet back to your hands, then jump in the air with the same foot that was left on the ground. Repeat this exercise for 30 seconds on each side.
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5. Supermans with Lateral Raises
Lay flat on your stomach, then lift your arms and legs off the ground. Be sure that your arms are lifted straight in front of you. Squeeze your glutes to keep your legs up in the air. Pull your elbows back to starting position and repeat the process.
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6. Lateral Lunges with Hops
To perform a lateral lunge, you will need to step your left leg out to the side. Keep your right leg straight, then bring the left leg to a 90-degree angle. Hop on your right leg. Repeat the process on each side.
Laying down on your back, bringing your arms straight over your head. While lifting your back off the ground, crunch your legs to your chest. Grab your legs, then return to starting position.
8. Mountain Climbers
Begin in the high plank position. Be sure that your shoulders are aligned over your wrists. Bring each knee to your chest, switching off as if you are running.
9. Plank Jacks
Get in the low plank position, keeping your feet hip-width apart. Hop your feet off to each side, then return them to starting position. Be sure to tighten your abs and keep your butt below the height of your shoulders.
10. Squat Thrust
Start in the standing position, then drop your hands to the floor while kicking your legs back. This puts you in the plank position. Hop back to the standing position and repeat.
By incorporating these full-body HIIT exercises to your workout routine, you can achieve the results you crave faster than you would with the average exercise machine. Some of these moves require some practice, but keep pushing yourself to become a better you!