For those of you who love to get sweaty (FBGs, raise your hands high!) but don’t always have the time to squeeze in a workout or for those who might need a little motivational jump-start, 10 Minute Solution’s High Intensity Interval Training might just be the answer to your prayers.
HIIT, or high intensity interval training, is the popular Tabata-style workout, which incorporates short bursts of energy with quick, “catch your breath” breaks. It’s one of the most effective ways to burn calories, rev up that metabolism and get fit.
Beginners, intermediates and advanced levels alike will benefit from five distinct mini training sessions in this workout DVD. Each 10-minute routine starts with a super quick warm-up and includes eight separate exercises executed in sets of two. There’s no need to count reps or watch the clock, follow the instructor, do as many reps as you can, rest and repeat.
10 Minutes Solution’s High Intensity Interval Training is innovative and fresh. Unique exercises keep the workouts interesting; don’t expect to be bored into shape with tons of squats and lunges. Tipping frogs, bear crawls and walking planks are just a few of the fun moves you will enjoy and soon master. As always, variations are included for each fitness level.
If you’ve ever longed for a workout partner to keep you on track, 10 Minute Solution’s Lisa Kinder is that partner, and, great news, she’s always available! Well at least digitally. Lisa’s the instructor everybody loves. She’s a girl next-door type who doesn’t intimidate; working out with Lisa is like working out with your best friend. High-fives included!
Lisa knows your workout time is limited and gets the job done fast. Knock out one segment at a time or combine them to create your own custom workout.
Here’s the lowdown on the different 10-minute workouts in the DVD:
HIIT 101 is a fat-burning total-body workout that’s reminiscent of schoolyard playtime. Big movements get big results and will make you feel like a kid again. Giggle and have a little fun with frog jumps and the crab dance.
Upper Body HITT emphasizes the torso, especially the chest and shoulders. Push-up variations, mountain climbers and the body pendulum stress the upper body and keep that heart rate elevated.
HITT Explosion gets that heart pounding with high-powered jumps and plyometrics. Single-leg burpees, knee tucks and challenging donkey kicks makes this one tough workout.
Rock Bottom HITT targets everybody’s favorite large muscles, those glutes. It uses dynamic moves like skater jumps and sumo jacks to lift and tighten that booty.
Ab HIIT is 10 minutes of fast-paced core-strengthening moves. Bear tucks, twists and rotational planks really target those obliques and shape the waist.
Don’t let all the silly exercises fool you; this is one tough, but extremely fun workout. I totally loved it!
FBG Rating (Out of 5):
Long-Term Likeability: ★★★★★
Fun Factor: ★ ★★★★
Meets Expectations: ★★★★★
Fit Bottomed Line: Five stars! An unconventional workout that is super fun, yet challenging.
Are you a fan of traditional exercises or do you find them boring? —Karen