Looking for a quick sweat session? It doesn’t get any quicker [or sweatier!] than this 24 minute HIIT workout! Grab a pair of dumbbells, a kettlebell and an interval timer and get to work!
Ok seriously, can we pause and stare at that tiny strip of blonde on the back of my head? What. The. Heck? Moving on…
Yessssss my friends, I am back to posting workouts again! I’m still trying to find my way around shooting them, creating them, editing them and all the rest that comes with it, but I am trying really hard to put fitness back into this blog. It’s no secret that fitness is a huge part of my life and while I love food just as much, I want to create more of a balance on Katalyst Health. You could say I’m still trying to find my “niche”, but I just know that I want it to include both food and fitness.
And we are starting with this 24 minute HIIT workout!
24 Minute HIIT Workout
- Gymboss interval timer
- 12 pound dumbbells
- 20 pound kettlebell
When I asked Bestie what kind of workouts I should post on the blog, she immediately replied ,” HIIT!” She then followed it up with, “DBs and kettlebell HIIT”. So basically if you hate this workout, blame Bestie 😉
The format of this workout is simple – You are going to do each exercise twice before moving on to the next one, then you will repeat the entire circuit again. So essentially you are doing each exercise 4 times total. The back to back thing makes the workout that much harder – seriously back to back jump squats? Not so fun – but totally effective.
If someone could tell me how to make this thing not blurry I would appreciate it!!
Hold a dumbbell in each hand with your feet shoulder width apart. Bring the dumbbells up to shoulder level, then lower down into a squat. Stand back up and press the dumbbells overhead into a shoulder press.
Begin with your legs slightly wider than shoulder width apart with a kettlebell between them. Squat down and grasp the bell with both hands. Swing the bell back between your legs keep your back flat and head neutral, then swing the bell forward using your hips to push it forward.
Begin in plank position with your hands under your shoulders. Lower your chest to the floor, keeping your spine neutral and straight, then press back up to the start.
Begin standing with feet hip width apart. Squat down, then explode upwards in a jump. Land softly back in a squat position.
Lunge Pass Through
Begin with a kettlebell in your left hand. Lunge forward with your right leg and pass the kettlebell from your left hand under your right leg and into your right hand. Repeat the movement on the other side.
Begin with hands slightly wider than shoulder width and feet on your mat with your hips raised in a V position. Lower your shoulders and slide your chest through your hands. Try to get your chest as low to the ground as possible. You should end in a sort of upward dog position, with no parts of your legs or torso touching the ground. Reverse the move and bring your hips back towards the ceiling.
Why You’ll Love This Workout:
Not everyone has the time [or the want] to spend almost 2 hours in the gym everyday like I do. And hey – that’s totally ok! On the days that I don’t make it to the gym or are crunched for time, I grab myself my gymboss and get in a good HIIT session.
The fact that this workout is only 24 minutes makes it a blessing. Sure, the back to back jump squats suck majorly, but there’s no better feeling than being able to get your heart rate up and a solid sweat session in, in under 30 minutes. Am I right?
Ok so there’s only one outtake this time, but it still involves my pup! She of course couldn’t let me get through the entire workout without some lovin’ and apparently jump squats get her excited. As soon as I started doing them she ran right over – hence this picture.
What a cutie. Also, thunder thighs. Love it!
And there you have it – a 24 minute HIIT workout that will get you breathing hard and sweating a bit [or a lot in my case]. I’m hoping to be posting more workouts but the weather is calling for rain next week, so we shall see. Fingers crossed!
What kind of workouts would you like to see?