Wake Up, Feel Great: A HIIT Workout for Home


Get up and go, thanks to a great at-home HIIT workout with fitness instructor Tanya Poppett. 

This post comes from Australian fitness guru, Tanya Poppett.

I find that the Morning HIIT Workout is the best way to wake up, get the blood flowing and the muscles firing. It instantly boosts your mood and leaves you feeling energized for the rest of the day. Plus you can do in the comfort of your own home. No equipment necessary! This butt-kicking workout is all about intensity. It is short but effective, so don’t be afraid to go all out. Start your day right and give it a try. All you need is a spare 10 minutes and your badass self. Here is the rundown: perform each move for 45 seconds on and 15 seconds rest. Complete 3-5 rounds.

Move #1 Squat Kicks


This move is great for toning the legs and working the outer glutes. Sit down into a squat position with the weight in the back of the heels. Kick out to the side as you come up. With any squat movement it is important to keep your chest lifted and be wary that your knees don’t go past your toes.

Move #2 Cross Jacks


This squat jack variation targets the inner thighs whilst elevating that heart rate. Begin in a squat position with your chest up and weight in the back of the heels. Use the power from your glutes and legs to pop up on to the toes, crossing the legs over one another. Try to keep your movements quick whilst maintaining control.

Move #3 Squat Punches


We’re working the whole body in this move, elevating the heart rate and promoting stability through the core. Start standing with the weight in the heels and the core locked in tight. Keep your spine neutral and chest lifted as you alternate punches, moving up and down into a squat.

Move #4 Inchworm Push-ups


Inchworms are great for the whole body, but specifically target upper body and the core. Engage the core as you walk your hands from standing to push-up position. Your aim is to keep your legs straight as you crawl out. Lower down into a push-up, then walk your hands back up. Modify the push-up by lowering to your knees.

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