Low Impact HIIT Workout that Works

You may have heard that HIIT workouts are great for fitness and the metabolism.  They are! 

Unfortunately, most HIIT workouts are tough on the knees and low back.

That’s why I’m sharing this quick low impact HIIT workout with you.

  • It’s boosts the metabolism and burns fat in 20 minutes.  
  • The HIIT exercises are no impact so you don’t have to worry about hurting your knees or your back.

 

Quick Low Impact HIIT Workout to Tone Up

Low Impact HIIT Workout Christina Carlyle

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5 Low Impact HIIT Exercises in the Workout

 

Plie Upright Row Exercise

Plie Squat Upright Row HIIT exercise Christina Carlyle

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. Push your leg ups and lower your arms back down to the start position to complete one rep.

 

Pulldown Pumps Exercise

Bridge Overhead Pulldown Exercise Christina Carlyle

Lie on your back with your feet planted flat on the floor shoulder width apart.  Extend your arms up overhead while grasping a dumbbell. This is your start position. Squeeze your abs and glutes, then lift your butt up and off the floor until your body forms a straight line. At the same time, lift your arms up until they’re straight up. Quickly lower back down and repeat the movement quickly adding up reps.

Curtsey Wings Exercise

Curtsey Lunge Shoulder Wing Exercise Christina Carlyle

Stand holding a pair of dumbbells, with your feet shoulder width apart. with your arms bent while holding dumbbells. This is your start position. Cross one leg back behind you as you lower down into an extended curtsey. As you’re moving your leg lift your elbows up. Push up with your leg and lower your arms back down to the start position to complete one rep. It should look like you’re flapping ‘wings.’ Do the same number of reps with your other leg to complete one set.

Single Leg Rows Exercise

Single Leg Row Exercise Christina Carlyle

Holding dumbbells, balance on one leg and lean over as your back leg lifts up and your arms extend down. This is your start position. Row your arms upward while keeping your elbows in close to your body. Lower your arms back down to the start position to complete one rep.

Side Curl Squats Exercise

Squat with Side Curls Exercise Christina Carlyle

Stand with feet wider than shoulder-width apart, while holding dumbbells in each hand down by the outer side of your thighs.  Lower your butt, back and down, as if sitting back into an invisible chair, as you curl your arms up towards your shoulders. Lower as far as you can. Your knees shouldn’t extend past your toes. Keep your chest upright as you move backward.  Hold for a count, then push back up and lower your arms back down to the start position to complete one rep.

 

Here are the exercises again in the workout.

Low Impact Hiit Workout For Women Christina Carlyle

HOW TO DO THIS LOW IMPACT HIIT WORKOUT

 

       Step 1)  Warm up and stretch lightly.

       Step 2)  Choose your weights.  5 to 8 pounds is a good place to start.

       Step 3)  Do each exercise 10 times to complete one set. 

TIP: If you see an exercise being done on one side, do the same number of reps on the other side to complete the set.

       Step 4)  Do 5 full sets (of all 5 exercises) to complete the core workout.

       Step 5)  Stretch lightly and you’re done. **See more notes below. 

vip stretch guide

 

Low Impact HIIT Workout Notes

 

    • Try to take little rest between the exercises. This helps keep heart rate up and burns more calories. Always take a break if you need one.
    • For the best results do this workout as a part of a complete nutrition and training program.
    • I recommend doing this workout once, with another one of my workouts. (recommendations are linked for you below)  

 

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

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