Now that I am getting back into shape, I am wanting to change up my core routine. Thinking back on my last routine bores me. I did 3 sets and each set took about 15 minutes. And I did it 6 days out of the week. With music and social media distractions, this usually dragged out to an hour every time.
It wasn’t a very exciting or fun circuit. Most of it was holding different positions for about a minute then switching to the next. I never really broke a sweat because it was very stationary.
I’m ready to change things up and for the past fews days I’ve done kind of a freestyle HIIT (high intensity interval training) circuit with my core exercises. Doing things at a faster pace and taking short rest breaks. It has definitely been more of a workout and I feel like I am getting more out of it. My goal is to do about 30 minutes each day. Less time than before but hopefully get more out of it.
Today I did the following. Each set I did 4 times with about 30 seconds of rest before stating the set again.
10 jumping jacks
10 hay bales (w/medicine ball)
10 around the worlds (w/medicine ball)
30 seconds of flutter kicks
10 knee thrusts (5 per leg w/medicine ball)
10 seconds of mountain climbers
30 second planks (each set was a plank on different side. Front, back and two sides)
This is all new to me but I seem to love it more than what I was doing in the past.
Anyone else do their core routine in more of a HIIT fashion? Anyone take a HIIT workout class? What are things you do in your routine?