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HIIT Workouts to Get You Ready for Bikini Season

Summer and bikini season is just around the corner. Are you comfortably prepared? With this 20-minute bikini body workout, you will be ready in no time!

HIIT Workouts to Get You Ready for Bikini Season

HIIT Workout for Women

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) became popularized as a quick means for fat loss, being quite effective for many people. HIIT is a training idea in which low to moderate intensity intervals or alternated with high intensity intervals, with its efficacy primarily based on its unity and use of both aerobic and anaerobic energy systems.

The HIIT workout described below is broken down into two circuits with five exercises (click on exercise if needing assistance). For each circuit, complete the exercises for 30 seconds then rest for 30 seconds. If starting more advanced or as you notice progression, complete exercises for 40 seconds and rest for 20. You will complete each circuit twice (10 minutes per circuit) for a total of 20 minutes. But before tackling the workout, warmup with a light jog, some simple squats, and a few arm circles. And following the bikini body workout, do not forget to cool down and stretch to prevent injury!

Circuit 1:

1. Jump Squats
2. Plank Jacks
3. Push-ups
4. High Knees
5. Burpees
Repeat circuit 1 one more time for total of 10 minutes

After the first 10 minutes is up, rest for one minute and move onto circuit 2.

Circuit 2:

1. Body Weight Squats
2. Jumping Jacks
3. Burpees
4. Lunges
5. 30 or 40-second Plank
Repeat circuit 2 one more time for total of 10 minutes

But in addition to exercise, diet plays a large role, if not the largest, in weight loss and crafting the best bikini body. A well-balanced diet filled with lean proteins, fruits and veggies, whole grains, and healthy fat sources is stressed to not only keep calories balanced or reduced, but providing the fuel and nutrients required for completing successful workouts. And if desiring well-balanced, nutritious meals delivered straight to your doorstep, look no further than bistroMD! Considered the leader in meal delivery service, bistroMD's team of chefs and dietitians craft flavorful, well-balanced meals tailored to your health goals and taste palate. For more information on bistroMD, check out the official page here.

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Written By Sarah Asay, RDN. Published on November 07, 2012. Updated on November 25, 2019.


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