Having trouble getting rid of those stubborn fats accumulating on all the wrong places in your body? Well, you are not the only one who can’t seem to budge these fats that cling relentlessly in our midsection, hips, thighs, and chest area. Although staying active can help speed up your metabolism, sometimes you will need to put more effort into your workout to really torch those excess fats that are making it difficult for you to slip into your clothes easily.
If you want to get a head start in eliminating the fats from your body, these HIIT or high intensity interval training exercises are worth a shot.
- Freehand jump squat. Doing bodyweight exercises like the jump squat can certainly help you get rid of fats especially when you do as many reps as you can within a short time. Stand and make sure you’re your feet are shoulder-width apart with your hands at your sides. Bend your knees and push your hips backward to lower yourself into a squat with your hands clasped in front of your chest. Press down on your feet to jump up explosively with your hands at your sides. Land lightly on the balls of your feet then quickly lower yourself into a squat. Do as many reps as you can manage in 20 seconds then rest for 10 seconds.
- Mountain climbers. Go into a push up pose with your wrists stacked under your shoulders and your legs extended behind you and resting on your toes. Engage your core and bring your left knee towards your chest. Go back to your first position quickly then do the same with the right knee. Keep alternating your knees to complete as many reps as you can in 20 seconds. Catch your breath for 10 seconds.
- Dumbbell lunges. Another HIIT workout that you can do is the dumbbell lunges. Stand tall with your feet at hip-width apart and a dumbbell in each hand and hanging at your side. Your palms should be facing one another. Take a big step forward with your left foot then bend your knees to 90 degrees to go down into a lunge. Make sure that your back remains straight and that your core is engaged. Push yourself back up to your first position then lunge with your right leg.
- Butt kicks. Stand straight with your feet at hip-width apart. Start kicking your legs back one at a time with the heel of each foot trying to tap your butt cheeks. Do as many reps as you can within 20 seconds then rest for 10 seconds. You can do another round if you like or do another workout.
These HIIT exercises are guaranteed to help boost your metabolism and make your muscles tired too so that they will start healing and repairing themselves to grow bigger and stronger. Just make sure that you do not compromise your form when doing these exercises to avoid injuring yourself.