Have you been losing weight with intermittent fasting, but find it difficult to get a workout into your routine? Do you feel that your weight would come off faster if you worked out regularly? I’ve gathered 6 Free HIIT Workout Videos for Beginners to kick off your workout routine and speed up your weight loss.
Having the motivation to workout can be difficult sometimes. Finding time with a busy schedule can make it worse. But a workout that maximizes your efforts can make every minute of activity worthwhile and motivating. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is the perfect solution. You don’t even need to exercise for an hour to achieve results!
There’s a misconception that you cannot work out while following an intermittent fasting regimen. But the opposite is true. In fact, many bodybuilders use Intermittent Fasting (IF) as part of their routine.
I go into more detail about Intermittent Fasting and Exercise in this post. But, one important thing to consider is that if you make exercise an essential component of your Intermittent Fasting regimen, you’ll dip further into fat stores while fasting.
There are different types of workouts that you can benefit from. You can lift weights or do low-intensity steady state training (LISS), like running, jogging, or biking. All have great benefits, and each is necessary for a well-rounded exercise regimen. But today I’m going to focus on high-intensity interval training.
WHAT IS HIIT?
The purpose of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is to increase your heart rate with short bursts of intense cardio. These bursts are followed by short periods of low-intensity recovery or rest.
During the high-intensity intervals, you’re supposed to be putting your maximum effort into the activity. This is a level of intensity that is not sustainable for more than one minute. Go all out!
During the low-intensity recovery periods, bring your heart rate back down into the fat burning zone. This part is very important to make your HIIT workout effective. Ultimately, you’ll burn fat faster when you do a HIIT workout.
WHEN TO USE HIIT
A really cool thing about HIIT training is that you continue to burn calories for hours after your workout. Isn’t this amazing??? But take caution, give your body time to recover from that intense workout.
If you exercise 5 times a week and love your cardio workouts, don’t do back to back HIIT training. Focus on low-intensity steady state training (LISS) in between your HIIT workouts. Examples of LISS training include bike riding or walking at an intensity that is sustainable for up to an hour. Big difference, right?
Keep in mind that weightlifting is wonderful for your body and great to do while Intermittent Fasting. So, ideally, you should do a bit of everything throughout the week to have a well-rounded workout routine.
Do you wonder during what point within your IF schedule you should complete HIIT workouts? Again, this post goes into more detail. But, ideally, complete your HIIT training during your feasting period. This is because you have glycogen (blood sugar) readily available for the energy required for this high-intensity workout.
Others might disagree and suggest doing a HIIT training right before ending your fast. This accomplishes two things. First, you dip further into burning your fat stores at the end of your fast. Second, you can replenish energy by eating right after your workout.
Ultimately, if you’ve been fasting and you’ve adjusted to your new eating schedule, you can work out whenever you want. Your schedule, health, and personal preferences are much more important to focus on in this situation. Figure out what option works best for you.
6 FREE HIIT WORKOUT VIDEOS FOR BEGINNERS
By definition HIIT workouts are intensive. If you haven’t been working out, then it’s important to ease into this workout routine. This is especially true if you’re just getting started with Intermittent Fasting.
The following Free HIIT Workout Videos for Beginners will help you ease into it. You’ll love the results so much that motivation will not be a problem!
1. ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS HIIT WORKOUT
This HIIT workout by Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, is excellent for a beginner. Many people are under the impression that HIIT workouts must be high impact. But this is not true. There are many activities that can increase your heart rate without putting a strain on your joints.
Joe Wicks does a great job of creating a low impact HIIT training to benefit you when you’re just starting out, or if you have joint problems. But to be clear, this does not mean that this is not a high-intensity workout. Give it a try, you’ll definitely feel it!
2. HIIT WORKOUT FOR BEGINNERS: 10 MIN. TOTAL BODY (COLLAB WITH SARAHFIT)
If lack of time is your challenge when it comes to working out, Runtastic Fitness has an engaging and effective 10-minute HIIT workout.
Do you wonder if 10 minutes will be enough for you to benefit? The answer is yes, most definitely! Think about it, what is better, to be inactive, or to take 10 minutes a day to complete a high-intensity interval training that maximizes the benefits of your workout.
If you’re only going to exercise for 10 minutes one day, then HIIT is definitely the type of workout you want to go with.
This specific workout is part of a collaboration. Head over to Sarah Fit when you’re done to check out another routine that complements this one.
3. 30 MIN LOW IMPACT CARDIO WORKOUT FOR BEGINNERS – HIIT BEGINNER WORKOUT ROUTINE AT HOME FOR TWO LEVELS
Want to workout with your partner? If you’re both at different levels when it comes to fitness, HASfit’s free HIIT workout routine is the perfect video for you.
This one has the low impact advantage, aside from demonstrating the modified easier version of the entire workout on screen throughout the entire video. It’s also a great one to repeat periodically and you can advance from the modified version to the more intense version of the workout as you gain strength.
4. MONSTER MONDAY AT-HOME HIIT WORKOUT: FYR: HANNAH EDEN’S 30 DAY FITNESS PLAN BY RSP
Okay, I’m not gonna lie, this workout is intense! But, I’ve added it to this list because it’s very entertaining and still includes a modified version for beginners.
This one is my favorite on the list. I find Hannah’s energy to be contagious and I like her creativity with the routine. If it seems to tough to start off with, work yourself up to it. This one is really worth doing when it comes to an intense full body workout.
5. KID FRIENDLY 10 MINUTE BEGINNER HIIT WORKOUT
Do you want the whole family to be healthy and fit? Why not include the kids in your work out? This video is perfect for the whole family. It’s specifically tailored to all ages!
Now don’t be fooled into thinking that this is an easy one. Kids have a lot of energy and this workout doesn’t disappoint. Besides, with HIIT workouts it’s all on you to determine the intensity based on the effort you put into your workout.
6. BURN FAT WITH HIIT
Do you have a treadmill readily available? If you do, don’t miss out on this free HIIT training that has you jumping on the treadmill for the high-intensity portion and off the machine for the low-intensity interval.
Take it easy and be safe when coming off the treadmill!
If you’ve been holding off on working out because you’ve just started Intermittent Fasting, any of these 6 Free HIIT workouts for beginners is great to get you moving. Remember to have a well-rounded workout routine with weights, cardio, and low-intensity steady-state training.
Try out these videos and comment below to let me know which one you like best. Are you ready to get started?
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