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HIIT Class/Session 2

HIIT Class Session 2

Here’s my demo video for the HIIT class I taught at the YMCA this week. And here’s my Spotify playlist.

I’ll be honest here. I shot this on Monday after a seriously grueling workout. My exhaustion is pretty apparent in every move and (worst of all, IMO) in all my facial expressions. I didn’t realize it would read quite like that.

When I saw the playback, I almost deleted it. I was bummed I looked so tired. I figured I could re-shoot on Tuesday after my class. But then I thought; maybe it’s ok to be so worn out. I push myself to that point of fatigue when I exercise.

You know that feeling I’m talking about, right? If I were really peppy and speedy and it didn’t take every ounce of concentration I had to complete each exercise, then I feel like that would be proof that I didn’t really push very hard during my Monday workout.

So, maybe I’m proud to be so tired? I’m not sure. What do you think?

In class this week we worked 45/15 second intervals. 45 seconds of work is really challenging. When we do long intervals we only perform each exercise twice for a total of 2 non-stop rounds in each set, 45 seconds work, 15 seconds rest. It looks like this:

Set 1

Round 1

Exercise A: 45 Seconds, Rest 15 Seconds

Exercise B: 45 Seconds, Rest 15 Seconds

Round 2

Exercise A: 45 Seconds, Rest 15 Seconds

Exercise B: 45 Seconds, Rest 15 Seconds

Rest One Minute

Set 2

Round 1

Exercise C: 45 Seconds, Rest 15 Seconds

Exercise D: 45 Seconds, Rest 15 Seconds

Round 2

Exercise C: 45 Seconds, Rest 15 Seconds

Exercise D: 45 Seconds, Rest 15 Seconds

Rest One Minute

…and so on for E & F and G & H.

I demo-ed 8 exercises, A-H. Do 4 sets, 2 rounds each, each exercise twice, alternating. If you’re confused, check out my first HIIT Class post where I explain how to follow along with my HIIT format in greater depth. This workout should take around 30 minutes with a 5 minute warm-up and 5 minute cool down.

Alternatively, you could just do all the exercises straight through twice.

If you ever have questions or comments, feel free to post em on my Facebook page!

Thanks for watching and sweating with me!

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