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The Best Workout to Skip the Gym For

This is by far the best workout if you’re going to skip the gym. If you’re thinking about doing it, first ask yourself these questions.

Do you get bored easily?
Are there some days you just can’t stand the thought of going to the gym?
Do you dislike working out and wish you could just get it over within a short amount of time?

If you answered yes to any of these questions than a HIIT workout might be just what you need in your life. HIITs (High Intensity Interval Training) are a great option if you’re short on time and/or space.

What is it though?

HIIT workouts are a type of training where 100% max effort is given in a short time immediately followed by a period of rest. This type of training is considered anaerobic which means that your metabolism is revved up and continues to burn fat throughout the day.

This differs from your 30 minute walk on the treadmill because once you’re done walking you’re caloric burn is finished as well.

Personally, I love HIITs. I always feel so energized, strong and accomplished after I complete my workout. If I’m going to skip the gym I make sure to do this type of workout.

They seem so difficult but the amount of time you’re actually working is so short its over before you know it! Time just flies because your mine is occupied. Mainly occupied with thoughts about not dying but nevertheless it is occupied. Obviously, I’m kidding…..or am I?

Try this HIIT & Skip the Gym

I created this workout for my small group personal training clients. It’s perfect if you plan on staying home, are planning to skip the gym, can’t make it, or are limited on space and equipment. The only thing needed is a medicine ball.

To do this workout set a timer for a time anywhere between 30-45 minutes.

Complete the exercises back to back with max effort. Please do not sacrifice form or safety to move faster. The workout is only effective if you move at a speed that you can maintain control and form.

After you’ve completed all exercises recover for 30-45 seconds.
Start at the beginning again and continue with that pattern for the duration of your time.

Have a water handy! Hydration is very important.

The exercises-

Equipment needed- Medicine ball

~Lunge jumps- 20 total
~Weighted ball push press- 10 holding the ball, 10 tossing it up
~Ball Slams- 20 – use your core and slam don’t drop
~Alternating sides push ups one hand on ball- 15 each side
~Russian twists with ball- 10 each side or 20 total
~Lie down flat with bent knees and chest press the ball- 10 pressing, 10 tossing
~Crunch the ball to the ceiling- to failure coming up as high as you can without using momentum

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