8-Minute Total Body HIIT Workout

8-Minute Total Body Workout

Think you don’t have time to workout today? Think again. If you’ve got 8 minutes, you’ve got yourself time for a heart pounding  workout. Clear out your kitchen or your living room, or get to work outdoors.

The break down:

45 seconds on: Drills 1-8
15 seconds off: Boxer’s Shuffle

The Drills:

Squat Jumps: Squat with feet shoulder-width apart. Jump up, raising your hands up in the air. Land softly in the squat and repeat.

Burpees: Start in push up position. Jump your feet forward in between your arms. Jump up into the air and raise your arms overhead. Land back softly in your air squat and bring your hands to the floor. Jump back to start position, and repeat.

High Knees: In an exaggerated run in place motion bring your knees as high as your can towards your chest. Drive your arms back and forth.

Scissor Jumps: Star with your arms by your side and feet hip-width apart. Jump up and land in a lunge, dropping your hips and bending both knees. Jump up again, switching your feet jumping the foot in back to bring forward. Land soft and repeat.

Push-Ups: Start with push up position with hands under your shoulders. Lower your body down towards the floor without letting your hips sag or butt pike up. Push yourself back to starting position keeping your back flat.

Air Squats: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and arms by your sides, or hands clasped at chest level. Squat down so thighs are parallel to the floor. Keep the weight in your heels, chest up and back flat. Squeeze you butt as you come up. Lower back into your squat an repeat.

Triceps Push-Ups: In either push up position or kneeling push up position place your hands out in front. Bring your hips forward to shift the weight over your shoulders. Lower your upper body towards the floor, keeping your but down and abs tight. Push up and repeat.

Plank: Start in push up position and hands under your shoulders. Hold the position, keeping abs tight and weight over your upper body the whole time.

Don’t make an excuse make a move.

Image via Hip Gallery.


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