BURN & FIRM
Target all your muscles – especially the idle ones – with this HIIT workout that has maximum impact on fat burn, and minimum impact on joints.
Target all your muscles with this HIIT workout that has maximum impact on fat burn, and minimum impact on joints.
TTo get lean, you have to train mean. And that involves doing strength-based highintensity interval training (HIIT), like those of athletes’. While such HIIT workouts are big on movement and speed, they don’t always have to be high-impact.
We got Reagan Kang, director of boutique gym Haus Athletics, to design a low-impact HIIT workout that’s safe for all – even those with bad knees – so the only ache you’ll experience is in your muscles, not the joints. And you’re going to love it. While many HIIT routines focus on repetition, this one is all about variety. “The 13 exercises will take you from standing to going on all fours, so you’ll be having fun throughout instead of staring at the timer,” says Reagan.
A modified and condensed version of Leanout, one of Haus Athletics’ signature programmes, this Shape- exclusive workout emphasises lateral movements to target the oft-neglected side muscles, such as your glutes and inner thighs, for all-over shaping. According to Reagan, “many women don’t do enough of these moves. The combination of total-body strength training and explosive bursts of cardio in this plan will help you develop long, lean muscles and turn you into a fat-burning machine.”
Because this efficient workout takes just 30 minutes or less, here’s the catch: You have to go all out, to the point where you can’t say a word and feel like giving up. Start by doing it twice a week, then build up to thrice weekly with rest days in between sessions to allow your body to recover. Remember, each workout will only make you stronger than the last.