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We are so excited to have Kaylee as our guest blogger today!! A little bit about Kaylee before we get started:
Kaylee has worked in the health and wellness field for 3 years and has a passion for living and teaching a preventive lifestyle. She is a certified personal trainer and certified wellness coach. She currently offers online fitness/nutrition programs, one-on-one personal training, group training, and is starting another group Slim down Challenge in June.
You can find Kaylee on instagram at: @healthyyouhappyyou or via email at: kthomasrobinson@yahoo.com

Thanks Kaylee! Enjoy this awesome post and workout everyone! :)

-Three Healthy Mommas

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)…the BEST workout!

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High intensity interval training or (HIIT) is a technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercises followed by quick breaks or less intense exercises. This type of training gets and KEEPs the heart rate up and burns more fat in less time. What doesn’t sound good about that right?! :)

This type of workout increases the body’s need for oxygen during exercise which creates a shortage and then forces the body to ask for more during recovery. This is referred to as Excess Post- Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC). This is why HIIT workouts help burn more fat and calories than regular cardio and other workouts.

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Why I LOVE HIIT workouts:

1. Increase Your Metabolism
EPOC speeds your metabolic rate and equals a metabolism ‘boost’ for up to 48 hours after completion of the HIIT workout!
2. Quick and Convenient
HIIT workouts can be done anywhere and are 30 minutes or LESS!
3. No Equipment Necessary
That’s right, you don’t need weights! You can use weights for HIIT, but it is generally done with your own body weight. The goal is to get and keep the heart rate up and your own body weight can do just that. These workouts result in “optimal muscle building and muscle retention in combination with fat loss and an increased calorie burn!

Are you convinced yet? If so, try out this beginner HIIT workout:

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Do the following exercises at 100% of your effort level and take a 30 sec. break after each one.

50 sit-ups
30 second break
50 sit-ups
30 second break
40 jump squats
30 second break
40 jump squats
30 second break
30 push-ups
30 second break
30 push-ups
30 second break
20 Jumping lunges
30 second break
20 jumping lunges
30 second break
10 triceps dips
30 second break
10 triceps dips
30 second break
30 seconds of burpees
DONE! :)

-Kaylee

 

 

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