Fitness for Life: Busy Mama Kettlebell HIIT
As a busy mama, it's no secret that I have to fight to find those free 15-30 minutes a day to get my workouts in. Whether it's early in the morning, during nap time, or right after bedtime, quickness and effectiveness is key. I've gotten pretty good at coming up with solid workouts that are killer and to the point-- so good in fact, I created my business around them... ;)
HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training, is a fantastic tool for highly effective exercise that requires minimal equipment and time. Here is a helpful article explaining HIIT in more detail. Basically, these workouts are designed to challenge your heart rate by alternating between short bursts of high intensity and low intensity exercise, which create an intense and longer lasting burn. Perfect staples for the #fitmamalife.
Here is a Kettlebell HIIT workout I created to target the lower body. I used a simple interval app on my phone called Seconds, which allows me to go about my workout without having to worry about checking the time. You can set it up for as little or as much time as you'd like, include a warmup interval, as well as rest intervals. Once you're all set up, hit start and get going, mama!
Work through 4 rounds: 30 seconds of work, 15 seconds rest. Complete each exercise back to back with 15 seconds rest in between. Give everything you've got during the high intensity exercise, and then focus on strength and form during your low intensity intervals. Of course, if you need to take a break between rounds, by all means!
*Always be sure to consult a doctor before starting any new exercise program and don't forget to include a warm up and cool down for each workout.
Crush it ladies!
Love Hard. Lift Heavy. Run Free.
1. Goblet Squat:
2. Jumping Lunge:
5. Reverse Lunge:
6. Jump Squat:
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