Ten minutes is all you need to get a great workout.
“HIIT workouts help you lose weight, build strength and improve your wellbeing,” says Faisal Abdalla, Mindful’s fitness ambassador. “Conquer these moves to prove to yourself that you can do anything you set your mind to.” See what’s to love about HIIT:
1. Fast and effective
HIIT workouts are efficient and mimic the effects of a moderate-intensity workout that’s twice as long. Research shows HIIT can burn 25 to 30 percent more calories than going for a run or bike ride.
2. Speed up your metabolism
These 10 quick moves help you work off last night’s dessert—and set your body up to melt even more calories in the next 24 hours. That’s more help for your metabolism than running and weight training. HIIT also pushes your body to use fat, not carbs, for energy.
3. Get primed for new challenges
This workout trains your body to be more efficient and stronger. That means you’ll be more than ready for tougher workouts and new activities.
4. Rev your ticker
Several studies show HIIT workouts strengthen heart health by lowering heart rate and blood pressure. Plus, these moves improve blood and oxygen flow throughout the body.
5. Whittle away your waistline
Faisal’s workout helps you lose body fat, especially the stubborn visceral fat that settles around internal organs and ups your risk of heart disease.
At a Glance: Faisal’s Full Body Tempo HIIT Workout
Complete this 10-minute circuit three days a week. Perform each exercise continuously for 20 to 40 seconds. Then rest for 20 to 40 seconds before moving on to the next exercise.
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