This HIIT Workout (aka High-intensity interval training) is a great idea if you want to tighten and tone your body and boost your metabolism.

HIIT workouts are well known in the fitness and medical world for improving heart health, endurance, inflammation, and metabolic function.

My favorite thing about HIIT workouts is you get burn calories during the workout and you’ll continue to burn fat after the workout is over, too.  (Team Work Smart, Not Hard)

I love to do this HIIT workout routine when I’m busy & don’t feel like hitting the gym.

I do this routine when I’m feeling flabby and want to tighten and tone all over. It targets the thighs, butt, arms and upper back and makes for one heck of a full body fat burning workout.

See me explain more and how to do this HIIT workout in today’s episode of CCtv. After you’ve had a chance to watch please leave me a comment and let me know if you felt the burn.

 

A QUICK FAT BURNING HIIT WORKOUT TO TIGHTEN AND TONE YOUR FULL BODY

 

Christina Carlyle doing a HIIT Workout

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HIIT Workout Instructions

 

Step 1 – Warm up (Hint:  Sign up as a VIP & get instant access to my free stretch guide to help you warm up/cool down.

Step 2 – Grab your dumbbells and do each exercise 12 to 15 times each, to complete one round or set.  I used 5 pounds.

Step 3 – Do 3 (or 4) full sets to complete the workout.

Step 4 – Cool down with some light stretching and you’re done.

This workout is tough so I recommend doing this workout just one time a week along with my Total Transformation workouts and meal plan.

My Total Transformation Program burns more fat than my workouts do.  (I’m all about Working Smart, Not Hard)

 

 

THE BEST HIIT EXERCISES

 

Christina Carlyle doing a Side Lunge arm extension HIIT exercise

 

SIDE LUNGE + EXTENSIONS EXERCISE

Stand with your feet wider than shoulder-width apart, holding a pair of dumbbells Down next to your sides with your wrists facing in. This is your start position. Lower your butt back and down to the side and lunge to the side towards the floor. Simultaneously lift your hands up and out until they’re in line with your shoulders. Don’t extend your knee past your toes. Immediately push back up as you lower your arms back down to the start position to complete one rep. Complete the prescribed number of reps with your other leg to complete one set.

Christina Carlyle doing an in and out bicep curl

 

IN AND OUT CURLS EXERCISE

Stand holding dumbbells with your elbows close to your sides. Your wrists should be facing away from you. This is your start position. Next, curl the weights up toward the front of your shoulders. Lower the weights back down to the start position. Immediately curl the weights up to the side towards the outside of your shoulders. Lower the weights back down to the original start position to complete one rep.

Christina Carlyle doing a plie squat upright row

 

UPRIGHT ROW + PLIE PULSE EXERCISE

Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart with toes turned out.  Hold dumbbells down in front of you. This is your start position.  Keeping your abs in tight and chest upright, lower your butt down, pushing into your heels. As you lower down, lift your arms up close to your body stopping just short of your shoulders. Quickly push with your legs back up as you lower your arms back down to the start position to complete one rep.

Christina Carlyle doing a pull your pants up exercise

 

PULL YOUR PANTS UP EXERCISE

Stand with dumbbells in your hands with your palms facing your sides. Squat down slightly. This is your start position. Exhale and draw your elbows up and back, pulling the weights upwards towards your armpits. Keep the weights close to your body as you draw them up, as if you’re pulling your pants up. Pause for a count. Inhale, and lower weights back down to the start position to complete one rep.

 

Christina Carlyle doing a Side Lunge Overhead Press HIIT Exercise

SIDE LUNGE PUSHUPS EXERCISE

Stand with your feet wider than shoulder-width apart, holding a pair of dumbbells in line with your shoulders.  Your arms should look like a wide “W”.  This is your start position. Lower your butt back and down to the side and lunge to the side towards the floor. Simultaneously push your hands up. Don’t extend your knee past your toes. Immediately push back up to the start position to complete one rep. Complete the prescribed number of reps with your other leg to complete one set.

Christina Carlyle doing a Lean Leg Lunge HIIT exercise

 

LEAN LEG LUNGES EXERCISE

Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart with toes turned out. Hold a dumbbell down in front of you. This is your start position. Keeping your abs in tight and chest upright, lower your butt down, pushing into your heels. Squeeze your glutes and push back up to the start position immediately twist to one side until you’re in a split stance with one leg in front and the other behind you. Lunge and lower your body down until your front knee is at a 90-degree angle. Do not let your knee extend past your toes. Exhale and push back up. Immediately twist back to the start position and do a plié squat before turning to the opposite side to complete a lunge movement.  One full rep of this lunge is plie squat – right lunge – plie squat – left lunge.

 

Woo!  That’s it!  Leave me a comment and let me know if you felt the burn.

Sending you lots of love.

Your Coach and Biggest Cheerleader

xo

 

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