FREE HOME HIIT WORKOUT
It’s that time of year when everyone gets that extra boost of motivation to get fitter and healthier.
Although it can be motivating watch other’s progress, it can also have the adverse effect. Getting caught up in what everyone else is doing can often make you feel demotivated in your own personal journey. So going into this new year, make sure you follow Instagram accounts that make you feel inspired and happy, and unfollow the ones that makes you feel rubbish.
When it comes to exercise, it’s so tempting to put pressure on yourself to commit to an intense workout programme but setting your targets too high is a good way to feel pretty rubbish about yourself. I know moderation sounds boring but take it from my personal experience - starting with small steps and working your way up is one of the best ways to stay motivated.
So if you are just starting out and you don’t have a gym membership, don’t panic. Begin by fitting in short 20 minute workouts into your routine a couple of times a week. If you feel like you can manage more, then do so but always remember to do things at your own pace.
I’ve teamed up with Matalans activewear brand ’Souluxe' to give you a little sick start. This 20 minute HIIT routine can be done in the comfort of your home - no equipment required!
Before you click the link, here’s how it works:
- There are 5 exercises in total
- You’re going to do each exercise for 30 seconds, pushing yourself to your maximum capacity
- You’re then going to take 30 seconds rest before starting the next one
- Once you’ve completed all 5 exercises, rest for 1-2 minutes before repeating the round again
- Aim to complete 3-5 rounds depending on how you feel
…and here’s some things to note:
- Warming up: Be sure to have a stretch and warm up those muscles before you begin.
- Exercising: Although it’s important to work at your maximum pace, try not to over-do to the point of injury. If you have not exercised before or have an existing injury, it’s a good idea to speak to a doctor beforehand.
- Resting: Don’t be afraid to increase or decrease your rest time depending on your fitness ability.