I threw together this quick HIIT workout thinking that it would be a nice easy 25 minutes, but it was brutally sweaty and achy. My shoulders are screaming today, and my inner thighs burn.
I suggest having two sets of dumbbells for this workout. I used a 5lb set and a 10lb set. You may think you can power through 30 seconds of shoulder presses, followed by burpees, followed by lateral raises without having to lighten your weights, but my body was not agreeing with the strength of my mind, and I was losing form. If you begin to lose form, please get lighter weights.
If you haven’t yet, download an interval timer on your phone. Mine is from the App Store and it’s called Interval Timer, and it works flawlessly. I can set my high and low intervals along with warm up and cool down periods, and play music from my phone through the app.
Once you have an interval timer, set it for 32 rounds of 30 seconds high intensity and 10 seconds low intensity (rest). You should also include a warm up and cool down period if you app allows you to. IF not, do some jogging in place and dynamic stretching before jumping into this, and follow up with static stretches afterwards. I always try for a 5 minute warm up and 5 minute cool down.
The HIIT Workout