Pressed For Time? Check Out These 5 High-Intensity Total Body Workouts

High Intensity Interval Training HIIT exercises

If you’ve ever been pressed for time at the gym but still want to get a full body workout in, we’ve got 5 exercises that will be your new favorites!

Star Jumps: Similar to a jumping jack, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and sit back on your heels (like a squat.) Jump vertically as high as you can and extend your hands so both legs and hands are raised to form a “star”. When descending land softly on ground with knees slightly bent. Repeat 10 times. Do 3 sets of 10.

Burpees: Begin in a standing position with feet shoulder-width apart, squat down and kick your feet out so you end up in a plank. Jump your legs back to their original position then jump straight up. Repeat. Do 15 reps to complete one set. For increased difficulty, add a push-up after the plank.

Jumping Jack and High Knees: This is an alternating move. First do five jumping jacks then move into five high knees.  (High Knees: Bring your right knee to your chest and then alternate to your left knee, this is one rep). Repeat entire workout 5 times.

Mountain Climbers:  Start in a push up position. Make sure to keep your back flat and bring your right knee to your chest. Return to the starting position then bring your left knee to your chest. Return to starting position. This is one rep. Repeat 15 times and do 3 sets.

Squat Jump: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Lower your body into a standard squat and then engage your core and jump up explosively. When you land, lower your body back into the squat position to complete one rep. Control your movements and try to land as quietly as possible. Repeat 10 times. Do 3 sets.

Alyssa Holder