All the time we hear about HIIT workouts- High Intensity Interval Training typically done through moves that are most associated with cardio. But you can still get a HIIT workout by using barbells, dumbbells and kettlebells. With the bonus of incorporating strength training into what feels like a cardio speed workout.
You will burn a boat-load of calories and because you are using weights you will continue to build muscle and burn calories AFTER the workout is complete.
Here is a sample of a HIIT kettlebell workout courtesy of MEN’S HEALTH.
This workout calls for three minutes of work followed by one minute of rest and combines three exercises. Do as many rounds as possible (AMRAP) in three minutes. Rest for one minute then continue where you left off. Repeat this three times for a total of 11 minutes.
3 KB Clean and Press (one KB in each hand)
12 American KB Swings
You can also check out many online Kettlebell HIIT workout programs through your favorite Instagram or Youtube posters. Utilize the people posting their workouts- it’s like having your own personal trainer in your home but for free. If you have your own light weights, or kettlebells (preferably Hampton’s…) you don’t even need a gym membership. Just a little floor space and some motivation!
Do it today! What do you have to lose?