While pounding the pavement or hitting the gym for an hour in the morning is one of the best ways to start the day, we totally understand that life happens and things pop up that can derail our routine. But just because you might have to forfeit your 5pm boxing class to stay back at work to prepare for a huge presentation, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your move routine altogether! Got five minutes to spare? This quick HIIT workout will get your heart rate soaring and work your full body in five minutes flat!
Try this circuit: 20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest – complete twice through!
Perk up your peach! Lying on the floor (similar to a crunch position), and put your hands by your side. Squeeze your middle and your bottom, push through your heels and bring your hips off the floor to touch the ceiling! Squeeze your butt! Slowly lower down to your starting position.
Shape your shoulders and arms with this classic! Level 1 (knees) or Level 2 (toes), place your hands on the floor about shoulder width apart. Brace the middle, squeeze the butt, and slowly lower yourself down to a push up position. Keep your eyes slightly forward to relax the neck! Big push through your palm to return to your starting position!
One for the heart and the upper body! Set up your Push Up position, this time on your toes. To complete your mountain climber, bring your right knee into your chest, then switch to your left (almost a jogging motion). As always – abs on, butt squeezed, eyes slightly forward! For beginners – go nice and slow, one at a time! For more of a challenge – how many can you complete in 20 seconds?
Possibly one of my favourite for the behind! Come back to all fours, hand and knees. Brace the essentials! Kick your right leg back behind you until your feel your butt cheek tense – make sure you don’t arch your back! Return your right foot down, and kickback with the left! Alternating your legs!
A favourite to finish!! Come up to a squat position, bringing your feet outside your shoulder width. Squeeze! Lower yourself down into a wide squat, making sure the knees follow the direction of the toes and don’t fall inwards. Push through your heels so you feel that fantastic burn through your legs and butt, come back to your standing position, and squeeze the hips under.