Hitch Fit Living Magazine Volume 5 - March/April 2016 - Page 39

Training Tips from Hitch Fit Transformation Cindy Long Check out Cindy's transformation feature here: http://hitchfit.com/before-afters/fitness-for-moms-10-body-fat-loss/ High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT training, has been rising in popularity and it’s easy to see why. In our fast paced world, the idea of being able to maximize fat and calorie burn in a short amount of time is very appealing to many. For me, I love that in less time I can still burn optimal calories and can do it anywhere, at home or on the go, with a stopwatch being my only equipment. HIIT cardio can of course be done on many pieces of gym equipment or outside. But what do you do when you need a good cardio burn but the weather is less than ideal and you can’t get to a gym and crank up my favorite music, get out my phone or computer for a stop watch and do the following routine: Start with a 5 min Warm Up of your choice. 30 sec - Sprint in place (as fast as you can, pumping your arms) 60 sec - Jog in place 30 sec - Jump Rope (use a pretend rope, you don’t need a real one) 60 sec - Jog in place 30 sec - Football drill (legs slightly farther than shoulder width apart, body crouched down until elbows are almost touching knees, balance on your toes with quick little movements alternate tapping toes)