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Welcome to Workout #5 for this year’s Winter Shape Up!
This is a combo of HIIT and Steady, which is one of my favorite ways to train and is an awesome way to increase speed, performance, and teach the body how to effectively burn fat.
For this workout, you can complete it on any cardio mode of choice: run, walk, hills, jump rope, row, Stairclimb, etc.
For the HIIT portion, you’ll be alternating intense bouts of effort with recovery. The goal is to really challenge yourself within a safe zone for your interval training. Also, just because it’s intense doesn’t mean it has to be high impact. Instead of sprinting or jumping during the intervals, you can increase your speed and resistance to challenge yourself. You can power walk up a tough hill.
After the HIIT intervals, you’ll complete moderate steady state. Pick a comfortable moderate pace and maintain it.
As always, check with a doctor before making any fitness changes and honor your body. Modify as needed.