“I don’t have enough time” has become the mantra for many whose fitness goals never seem to materialize. We live in a world where everyone is in a hurry and no one has enough time to get anything done let alone fit resistance training and cardio into their hectic days. At least that is the excuse often used. I have a simple solution that serves multiple goals and is a real time saver.
My wife and I do a twelve and a half to fifteen and half minute HIIT workout 6 days a week. On our strength and muscle building workout days we do this HIIT workout after our workout. Doing these short HIIT we have been able to maintain and gain strength, keep our body fat and weight down and keep ourselves in good cardiovascular shape.
As I mentioned earlier we do a HIIT workout 6 days a week for 12 and a half to 15 and a half minutes. We choose 5 exercise and often use intervals of 20 seconds on 10 seconds off and 30 seconds on and 15 seconds off. We do vary these intervals but those are the two we use most often. The exercises selection for one of our HIIT workouts may look like this: Battle ropes, medicine ball slams, rowing machine, sled pushes, and high box step ups.
Despite having our own gym we often run into time crunches which limit the amount of time we have to work out. This especially happens on Fridays when we work back. If we feel that we don’t quite get the volume of back work in that we like we will add a few back exercises into our HIIT workout. So, if we feel we didn’t do quite enough lower back work and wanted to get another rowing movement in but ran out of time we simply add a lower back and rowing exercise into our HIIT workout.
A HIIT workout with added back exercises might look like this: Jump Rope, bent over dumbbell row, Kettlebell squat, band good morning, Leg raise with the stability ball. The combinations are endless. Don’t let a lack of time keep you from your fitness goals.