Good morning! Thank you so much for all the kind birthday wishes yesterday! I feel like it’s been FOREVER since I’ve posted a workout for you- the last one was this 25 Minute Total Body AMRAP Workout back in March! Before I get to the workout today, though, I want to remind you about Instructor Insider– have you logged in to rate your ride yet?? Don’t forget to do that because if you use the code B2B you have a 1 in 10 chance of winning a free class to an indoor cycling studio of your choice 🙂 I went to SoulCycle yesterday and can’t wait to log in and rate my ride!
And for the workout- I’ve posted a number of UXF inspired workouts on the blog since those workouts always kick everyone’s butts! Unfortunately, I can’t really take credit for the format, although I’ve slowly adapted the format to fit my style of teaching and workout (shhh don’t tell anyone 😉 ). But, that doesn’t change the fact that these workouts are TOUGH! The newest format released- HIIT It- is no different. This workout incorporates heavy lifting, lower, upper and core focused exercises in each set and a tabata cardio round to finish it off.
What I love about the workout is you are moving the whole time and if you really challenge yourself with your weight selection, you’re going to feel absolutely spent by the time each round is up. And, as I tell my class- if you’re NOT feeling like you can’t do another rep once the 60 or 90 seconds is up, it’s probably time to increase your weight selection 😉
So, to explain a little more- you start off a heavy weight selection and do 60 seconds of front squats, then go directly to 60 seconds of shoulder presses and then directly to 60 seconds of wood chops (30 seconds each side). When you’re finished there, quickly change your weights (you shouldn’t be able to use the same weight you used for the 60 seconds that you do for 90 seconds. If you can, it means you probably should up the weights for the 60 seconds…) and begin with the same exercises, but for 90 seconds each. Once you’re done that, throw in the cardio tabata round (remember: 20 seconds balls to the walls followed by 10 seconds of rest… repeat that for a total of 8 rounds). Take a quick break before set 2 and then rock that out.
Most of these moves should be pretty common, but if you have questions, please let me know! And, as always, let me know if you try this! If you’re looking for a shorter workout, feel free to do just 1 or 2 of the sets.
Questions for you: What’s a workout you’ve been loving lately? What class always kicks your butt? Tabata’s- love them or hate them?