Exercise High Intensity Interval Training There’s no doubt high intensity interval training is highly effective use of your time and resources. But can 5 minutes HIIT really do any good? Well the folks at fitness Blender say so. Obviously some exercise has to be better than none… right? But the following 5 minute routine is designed to give you that . Here’s what they say… You know that great accomplished feeling that you get after a good long workout where your body is satisfyingly tired and your brain is refreshed and clear? This HIIT workout video will get you there in just 5 minutes. And here’s the 5 minute HIIT workout video Workout Structure 2 Bodyweight Exercises – No equipment needed 20 Seconds On: Burpee Jacks 10 Seconds Off X2 20 Seconds On: Squat Jumps 10 Seconds Off X2 1 Minute Active Rest – Grab a drink of water, pace, jog in place, do high knees; whatever you do, just don’t sit down and rest completely. Round 2 (Same as above) 20 Seconds On: Burpee Jacks 10 Seconds Off X2 20 Seconds On: Squat Jumps 10 Seconds Off X2 Extra cautions with this routine; HIIT is very high impact and should be used with caution and as with any workout, after clearance from your physician. Do these exercises on a forgiving, level surface. Make sure that you wear shoes that provide ample impact absorption and support while you do this routine. There is no warm up or cool down in this video; both are recommended and you can find videos for each in our workout library. If you want the fastest fat loss method and the quickest increases in your endurance, make HIIT a part of your fitness regimen. You may be wondering…If it works so well and it takes so little time to do, why would I ever want to do a workout of any other kind again? Just like a combination of strength training, cardio, and stretching is best for complete fitness, a combo of low intensity, low impact, endurance, and high intensity interval training cardio is best for your heart health, bone density, and staying at or reaching a healthy bodyweight. Doing this HIIT workout video on days where you are really in a time pinch and your schedule doesn’t allow for much more is ideal; do our longer strength training and cardio workout videos on days when you have more time to dedicate to your sweat sessions. This also makes a good go-to routine on days where you are looking to double up on your workouts to get results really quickly (though we still don’t recommend this level of activity every day, without rest). Source What do you reckon? 5 minutes well spent? Please let us know in the comments below.