MY PICK ’N’ MIX HIIT WORKOUT
Another reason I’m a fan of HIIT is simply because I L- O-V-E it! I find it hard to enjoy 60 minutes of steady cardio on the treadmill or rowingmy motivation machine lags– my towardsmind tendsthe end.to wanderWith HIIT, and I’m changing from one exercise to the next or racing against the clock, so my motivation stays high. It’s my favourite way to train as I love the variety and challenging my body.
I can’t design a unique plan for everyone buying the book, so I’ve come up with a way for you to customise your own. Below is a pick ’n’ mix table of suggested exercises, broken down into four groups, A,B, C and D, each targeting different areas of the body. In the book I offer six different training ‘protocols’ or plans to work to. I like to offer lots of options because I know how dull it can be when you follow the same routine day in, day out. To build your HIIT circuit, you choose one exercise from each of the four groups and a protocol for the day. Turn the page for a sample session and step-by-step workout, following my 10-minute protocol As Many Rounds as Possible, which gives you a good idea of HIIT. To see results I recommend that you do three HIIT circuits a week (two if doing your own strength/weight training) with an optional day of doing your own lower-intensity exercise, such as walking, running, cycling or swimming. Always ensure that you give yourself at least one full day off a week to rest. AND REMEMBER Always check with your GP before starting any new fitness regime.