I love a good HIIT bodyweight circuit between bouts on a cardio machine.


High-intensity interval training circuits help beat boredom, they rev up results, they help with coordination and athleticism and I love competing with myself each time I do the workout by trying to beat my old time.

The periods on the cardio machine between the HIIT circuits let you rest and recover so that you’re ready to hit the next HIIT hard. I always find that by the third or fourth time on the cardio equipment, I’m sweating buckets and feeling great!

How to do this workout, which is aimed at the intermediate to advanced exerciser:

Warm up on a piece of cardio equipment (treadmill, elliptical, stairs, bike) for 5-8 minutes. Get off the machine, perform the circuit, and then back on a cardio machine for 4-5 minute recovery period before repeating the circuit. Continue until you’ve done the circuit 3-4 times. Always finish with a cardio cool down to help your heart rate return to normal.

If something hurts, don’t do it!

This short and sweet circuit is designed to ramp up your cardiovascular fitness, just in time for the month of February.


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