The 10 minute HIT workout to blast calories and boost your metabolism!

Reasons to do Interval Training (HIT) rather than regular cardio:

1. You will burn more calories in half the time. Doing a half hour of interval training is more beneficial than doing cardio for an hour. When your cardio session is over, so is your calorie burning zone. When you do interval training your body continues to burn calories for up to 48 hours after your workout.

2. Improves your Glycogen storages. Glycogen burns energy at rest which raises your BMR (basal metabolic rate). The more muscle and the bigger your glycogen gas tanks are, the more calories you will burn while you are just sitting or sleeping.

3. You’ll improve your aerobic capacity. As your cardiovascular fitness improves, you’ll be able to exercise for a longer period of time or with more intensity. More importantly, you won’t be huffing and puffing after going up a flight of stairs!

4. You’ll avoid boredom. Doing Interval Training makes your workouts go by fast and adds variety to it. There are tons of different exercises you can incorporate in Interval Training. Its composed of short bursts with rest periods which makes it go by much faster because all you are concerned with is catching your breath on the rest periods!

5. You’re killing to birds with one stone. You are getting cardio and resistance training which gives you quicker results. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn.

6. You can do it at home without any equipment. There are tons of body weight exercises you can do at the comfort of your own home. This also cuts down the time that you would spend driving to and from the gym!
For this workout, go through all 4 exercises starting with 1 rep of each exercise. Then 2 reps of each..then 3 reps. Keep adding on another rep until 10 minutes is up. This will torch calories and get your metabolism revved up for the rest of the day!Image

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