‘Tis the season to be jolly and we all want to indulge. But with great indulgence, comes great responsibility. To maintain our fitness levels, we have to stay active — no excuses.
At such a busy time of the year, it can be tricky to catch a moment to ourselves, never mind apply ourselves to a workout. That’s where HIIT comes in. The super-speedy nature of this HIIT Christmas workout means it’s easier to fit into your gift-buying, chestnut-roasting schedule.
Think of it as a little Christmas gift to yourself – the gift of improved cardiovascular health, body definition, toning and core strength.
Time is of an essence during this busy time of the year, but our HIIT Christmas workout lasts around 20 minutes (that’s probably less time than it takes to peel the Brussel sprouts).
Before you begin, warm-up thoroughly to avoid pulling cold, tensed-up muscles. Our winter workout warm-up guide article might help.
Repeat for 45 seconds and rest for 15 seconds. Do five rounds.
Do this for 45 seconds followed by 15 seconds for rest. Repeat for five rounds.
Repeat for 45 seconds until both side taps are equal and rest for 15 seconds. Do five reps in total.
Repeat for 45 seconds and rest for 15 seconds. Do five reps.
Still struggling to motivated in the colder months? This’ll help you get out of bed and get into a playful, progressive fitness routine.