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This workout is astonishingly effective because it burns lots of calories during and after the workout. It also activates all muscle groups, which means you’ll gain lean muscle rapidly.
As the title suggests, you’ll perform all the exercises while standing. As a result, you’ll enjoy benefits you wouldn’t otherwise enjoy while lying on the floor such as improving your balance.
It’s very important to maintain proper form. Therefore, read the instructions below the video before doing the workout.
8-Minute Standing HIIT Workout
Below is a breakdown of the standing HIIT workout and how to perform the exercises properly.
Seal Jacks – 40 Seconds
Lunge and Punch – 40 Seconds (Each Side)
Rest 20 Seconds
Wall Push Offs – 40 Seconds
Squat Reaches – 40 Seconds
Rest 20 Seconds
Walking Lunge to Back Pedal – 40 Seconds
Hand Walkouts – 40 Seconds
Rest 20 Seconds
Windmills – 40 Seconds
Burpees without Push-Ups – 40 Seconds
Doing this exercise will give you a full-body workout and improve your coordination. Perform the first few reps slowly and then gradually increase your pace.
Keep your abs tight and land on the balls of your feet after you jump.
Lunge and Punch
While lunges are extremely rewarding, you can make them more effective by throwing a punch on each rep.
Simply lunge forward and then punch. This exercise will activate your lower body, shoulders, abs, and oblique muscles.
Wall Push Offs
Are regular push-ups too challenging for you? Doing wall push-offs will build the arm and core strength you need to perform regular push-ups.
Now, don’t assume this exercise is easy. It’ll leave you breathing heavily within a few seconds.
This unique exercise will activate your leg and glute muscles. It’ll also help loosen your oblique muscles.
Squat until your thighs are parallel to the floor before rising. And keep your back straight as you squat.
Walking Lunge to Back Pedal
Many of us have done walking lunges but are not familiar with this variation. You’ll notice that I’m only taking two steps before doing the backpedal. That’s only because of limited space. Feel free to do up to 4 lunges if you have enough space.
Remember to keep your torso upright while doing the lunges. And keep the strides wide to allow your knee to bend at 90 degrees.
Every time I recommend this exercise to someone, they complain it’s too challenging. But don’t let its difficulty stop you. It’s one of the best upper body exercises you can do.
It builds your triceps, shoulders, and ab muscles. Keep your ab muscles tight as you do the walkouts to prevent your hips from sinking.
Windmills are quite simple and they’re excellent for stretching your hamstrings. Keep your feet shoulder-width apart. A stance that’s wider than shoulder-width makes the exercise easier.
Burpees without Push-Ups
You probably think that burpees are for fitness junkies and athletes but anyone can greatly benefit from this exercise.
Burpees will give you a full-body workout and boost your cardiovascular endurance. I may also note that this variation is very doable because it doesn’t involve push-ups.
The truth is short workouts can transform your body in a short period when done properly. If you don’t have time to exercise for one hour every day, join the fat blaster sequence.
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