With all the Easter eggs this bunny has to deliver, its hard for him to find the time to stay fit.
And for the Easter bunny hes got to stay fit to be super efficient on his big day (Easter).
But today Ill share with you an important type of training Mr. Bunny does to prepare for Easter.
Its called High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT.
HIIT consists of a warm-up, several short, maximum-intensity efforts separated by moderate recovery intervals, and then a cool down.
The sessions should lasts about 15 minutes. But thats the minimum that you can do. Now that might seem like a really short period of time to do exercises and still see results, but theres been numerous studies that prove short high intensity bouts of exercise, burn fat, maintaining and building lean muscle, increase your resting metabolic rate, and also improves youre your max Vo2 (the maximal amount of oxygen you can intake).
Not bad for just 15 minutes huh?
Now although this type of training is a lot shorter than traditional training sessions, it does take a great amount of effort and discipline to perform the short burst of effort.
Id recommend you start off doing your high intensity intervals by incorporating it first into your cardio.
For example: if youre going for a jog you can jog for 1 minute and then sprint your heart out for 15 seconds.
Think of the jogging part as your rest and the sprinting part as your high intensity portion.
Once you feel comfortable you can use this same approach with different exercises in your routine.
Heres a quick program to get you started.
Before you try them out, here are a couple guidelines you must follow.
Before you start an exercise program consult your family physician.
Start slow and build up to a higher level of intensity.
If you feel uncomfortable, stop what our doing and recover.
Do an exercise for 20 seconds and then take 10 second before starting a new set.
Based on 4 minute rounds, broken down into 8 sets for 30 seconds.
Your Quick Workout
Squats: 30 seconds
Rest: 10 seconds
Push Ups: 30 Seconds
Rest: 10 seconds
Lunges: 30 seconds
Rest: 10 Seconds
Dips: 30 seconds
Do all these exercises twice so youve completed 8 sets of exercises in total. Try to go for 3 rounds.