- HICT and HIIT workout may sound similar
- However, you can take breaks between exercises in this workout
- It can offer quick weight loss results
Have you ever tried High Intensity Circuit Training? This kind of workout is one which involves both cardiovascular and resistance training exercises. The workout may sound similar to High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), but is different from it in terms of the intensity of workout and the period of rest involved in between consecutive exercises. Celebrity fitness trainer Kayla Itsines recently shared an HICT workout routine that you can do at home without any equipment. The workout involves body weight exercises that require body strength and stamina.
Weight loss: Try this HICT workout that can be done without equipment
This HICT workout involves a total of six exercises. You can take a rest of 30 seconds after every exercise. They require some level of strength and stamina to be done. Watch the video below to carefully see how Itsines does each exercise.
Following are the six exercises included in the workout:
1. Pop Squat - 30 sec
2. Reverse Lunge & Knee-Up - 60 sec (30 per side)
3. X Push-Up - 30 sec
4. Plank Rotation - 30 sec
5. Kneel to Squat - 30 sec
6. Shoulder Tap & Rocking Chair - 30 sec
Complete 3 laps and it can make for a complete workout that can be done under 30 minutes. You can also do it along with 20 minutes of cycling or running to add some cardio to your workout routine.
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Health benefits of HICT workout
This workout can help you with weight loss and build muscles as the same time. Here are some benefits that HICT workouts offer:
1. The workout is shorter and is thus time-efficient. It is ideal for those who find it difficult to take out one complete hour in a day for exercising.
2. The workout can help in improving your metabolism and increase afterburn-which is the number of calories you burn after your workout.
3. You can do exercises that target your abdomen and it can help in melting stubborn belly fat.
4. HICT workouts can offer quick weight loss results more efficiently.
Try this routine for your evening workout today. You can do this!
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