Fitness

A Great Summer Time HIIT Workout

June 29, 2015

Summer for me means ice cream, grill parties and longer days. Must it also mean being beach body ready? I was walking around in the center of Munich last week and saw a pharmacy advertising a magic cream that can (supposedly) burn the love handles. I was trying to figure out how could this work?? To me this makes no sense. Maybe it puts your stomach on fire? That would be the only solution… According to science, the only way to lose weight is by eating healthy and moving more. There are no magic tricks! I don´t want you to reach your goal by eating less and being hungry. I truly believe it’s much better if you eat the right things and combine them with a good training routine (hopefully together with a professional trainer).

So with summer finally here, what about an intense HIIT session?? I´m not saying you will have a six pack in one week, but for sure it will help you burn some serious calories for that six pack. Just TRAIN HARD AND LIVE CLEAN! Today I bring you some HIIT training inspiration. Follow up with some protein pancakes from our last post or another protein filled meal for best results and high energy levels to enjoy your summer days. Have fun!

Do each exercise for 1 minute with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit for 3-5 rounds, depending on your fitness level. You may take a 1-minute break in between circuits.

Side to Side

Starting with the left hand and the right foot in contact to the ground, jump in the opposite direction, finishing with the right hand and the left foot in contact to the ground. Repeat alternating sides for one minute.

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 Single Leg Stretch

With both hands in contact on the flexed leg, an active core and the low back stable on the mat, extend and flex alternating the legs, inhale when you are switching legs, exhale when the knee is near the chest. Always keep the abs, head and shoulders up. If you feel tension on your neck, support the head with one hand.

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Elbow-Knee Burpees

Remember the classic burpees from our first training? This is a variation of that move, where the knees move sideways in the direction of the elbows during the plank position.

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Isometric Core (2 levels)

Just keep the following positions for 1 minute (it’s harder than it seems). The picture on the left is an advanced version, and on the right the beginner version. Regardless of the level you choose, keep the core active and the low back in contact to the ground.

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Gladiators (also known as Commandos)

Starting from a plank position on the elbows, put one hand in the same position where you had one elbow and repeat the same on the opposite side. Return going back on your elbows. Alternate sides for the first raised elbow so you don’t overwork only one shoulder.

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  • Peter Kofoed July 1, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Hi Salvatore,
    great Homepage,
    I like it!
    Peter

  • Tore Seddone
    Salvatore July 1, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Hi Peter 🙂
    thanks a lot! see you soon!!

    Salvatore