By now most of us know the fat-burning benefits of HIIT. High Intensity Interval Training can help you burn more calories in less time and build metabolism-boosting muscle. However, if your body is sensitive to jumping exercises, it can feel discouraging to feel like you have to sit on the sidelines and watch. I would know, I haven’t been able to jump since May. But, I’m finding work arounds!
Is it possible to incorporate HIIT training if you can’t jump? Absolutely! You can start with intervals on a Stationary or Spin Bike, StepMill, Rowing Machine, or Elliptical or by using Battle Ropes or swimming. When my knees are able to handle compound movements, I also love adding in home HIIT workouts like the one I’m about to share. As long as you’re creating intervals of creating a higher heart rate and then lower heart rate, consider yourself completing a HIIT session!
Grab a set of dumbbells and get ready to sweat without the impact of traditional HIIT plyometric exercises! Do as many reps of each exercise as you can in one-minute. Complete each exercise back-to-back, rest for 60 seconds at the end of the circuit, and repeat another 2 times through.