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Top HIIT Moves

We’re big fans of HIIT thanks to its ability to burn mega calories in less time.  To amp up your usual strength training routine, add 30 second to 1 minute intervals of these high-intensity moves to get your heart pumping like crazy.  By recovering with a strength training move, you’ll help improve your endurance and increase your metabolism.


Jump Rope

This basic movement is an awesome calorie burner, burning up to 10 calories per minute!  You can also expect increased coordination, plus its awesome for building bone density.  As you jump rope, be sure to keep your elbows pulled in and your chin tucked.  Ensure that you land softly each time and, to take up the intensity, increase your jump rate or switch to high knees.

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Burning Mega Calories with HIIT

If you’re looking to burn hundreds of calories quick, high intensity interval training (HIIT) is the way to go.  Today, we have Shane Barnard from Urbankick to explain the science behind these crazy intense intervals, as well as answer frequently-asked questions about HIIT.

High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.) is a great way to increase your Excess Post Exercise Oxygen Consumption, or EPOC.

During a H.I.I.T. training session a person consumes more oxygen than in slower, endurance exercises such as walking, running or cycling.  This increase in oxygen consumption will increase your post-exercise metabolism or oxygen consumption.

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5 Reasons Why You Should do HIIT

High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is a training technique in which you complete short, intense bursts of cardio exercise followed by a short rest period. People love HIIT because it burns a ton of calories in a shorter period of time, boosts your metabolism and whips you into tip-top shape. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should add HIIT to your workout routine.

  1. Efficient

HIIT workouts are perfect for someone with a busy schedule. 15 minutes of HIIT can be more effective than an hour long job on a treadmill. What’s better? There’s no equipment necessary for HIIT! Squeeze in during your lunch break or wake up 25 minutes early to burn mega calories and improve your cardiovascular fitness level.

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