We are smack dab in the middle of winter. Snow may be falling by the foot and rainstorms may ruin you running parade, but that does not mean your fitness has to take a back seat until spring shows up.
One of my favorite types of winter workouts is HIIT training. HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training – can be done in the comfort of your own home (say, if there’s blizzard outside!), or at the gym for quick sweat session.
If you’re chilled to bone, HIIT will warm you up in no time. One of the things I enjoy most is that you don’t need a lot time to get an effective workout when intensity is added to interval training.
A few other reasons why HIIT is hot in the fitness world these days is because it has been shown to improve aerobic and anaerobic fitness; blood pressure; cardiovascular health, abdominal fat and body weight while maintaining muscle mass, and more! (source) It’s also been shown to increase calorie-burn after you have completed your workout – who can complain about that!?
To get my metabolism firing on a frigid weekend morning, I’ll start my day with an at-home HIIT session – you don’t even have to leave your living room. I’ll pull on a pair of my favorite Target® C9 crops and get to it!
Tabata training is one of my preferred methods of incorporating HIIT into my exercise regime.
A tabata set is classified as eight rounds of 20 seconds of work plus 10 seconds of rest (total of 4 minutes).
What’s your favorite winter workout?
Does your exercise change with the seasons?
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Target® C9 through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Target® C9, all opinions are my own.