I get asked all the time by women in our fitness accountability group how to lose the extra weight and extra stomach. When I ask what they are doing they say they do cardio for hours upon hours a day and still not seeing results.
I then have to stop them. Staying on a comfortable setting on the treadmill or elliptical will not change your body composition. It will strengthen your heart and cardiovascular system but it won’t burn extra fat or help you lose inches. The secret cardio weapon to do that trick is killer HIIT cardio.
What is HIIT? HIIT stands for high intensity interval training. A typical routine takes you from comfortable to very much uncomfortable in bouts and has you repeat these interval circuits multiple times. It burns more calories, burns more fat and can jumpstart any weight loss stall or plateau you may be experiencing.
I call them killer HIIT cardio because at a certain point it feels as if you are going to pass out – that is actually how hard you are working. You are unable to talk or have conversation during the high intensity part (which typically only last seconds up to a minute) and when it’s time to lower the speed to recover, you are catching your breath so not much conversation happening there.
If you want to try a killer HIIT cardio routine but don’t know where to begin, you are in luck. I have 3 listed below that were created for my fitness level. Know your body so if you are unable to go as fast as the speeds listed here, modify it for you since the intensity levels are also listed. These routines are meant for the treadmill but you can also use them for the rowing machine, elliptical or Precor machine.
If you try it let me know how you like it.
Try at least 1 of these killer HIIT cardio routines and let me know how you do.
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