Hey guys just wondering what are some of your favorite HIIT workouts other then just sprints?
Looking to start doing some and have found a few that I like, but wanted to see what you guys have done/seen around the web.
So far I’ve done:
- car pushes 20seconds/40seconds rest
- Jump rope/rope waves 40 seconds on/20 seconds off
- Sled drags 15 seconds on/30 seconds off
- boxing and some kettlebell swings.
Any other ideas??[/quote]
jumping rope for hiit is too easy, unless you are doing double unders… but even then it doesn’t touch hiit for sprints…
the thing is, hiit is supposed to be the most intensity you can muster. to give you an idea of the hiit i have done… i did tabata sprints, 20 sec on 10 rest… and these are full on sprints… i didn’t last 4 rounds of that, and was planning on doing 8. i changed to doing sprints with 20 seconds on 90 seconds off. the thing about sprints is it’s very easy to know you are at maximum intensity, because you are utterly destroyed by the end of those 20 seconds. this doesn’t happen with many other exercises. for jump rope to be that intense, you have to be jumping and swinging like a monkey. i can EASILY do tabata for double unders for AT LEAST 10 rounds.
you really wanna be doing hiit for sprints. thats intensity. doing hiit with weights your gonna pull something, doing it with boxing your gonna have to break your hand to exert maximum intensity… its just not safe. sprint, to me, is the only REAL hiit. everything else i would call mhiit (moderately high intensity interval training) and go for shorter intervals…
i have tried hiit on a cardio rower and that works pretty well, i have also done cycling… but again and again, its all about the hiit sprints. they suck, i hate them, i NEVER wanna do them and always regret doing them. sprints. ok im done.