If you’re short on time but want to get in a good heart-pumping, muscle-building workout, HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is where it’s at. These workouts will not only burn calories, but they’re proven to diminish belly fat.
This 16-minute HIIT workout involves eight basic bodyweight moves, many of which are plyometric exercises. During each 45-second intense interval, give it your all to really maximize the calorie-burning, belly-fat-melting effects of HIIT, knowing you’ll get a 15-second rest to recover.
16-Minute HIIT Workout
Directions: Complete 45 seconds of each exercise below, followed by a 15-second rest. Then repeat this eight-move circuit once more for a total of 16 minutes. Want more? Do another round for 24 minutes, or a total of four rounds for a 32-minute workout.
- High knees
- Mountain climbers
- Split lunge jumps
- Lateral bunny hops
- Squat jumps
- Dolphin dive
- Hip raises with leg extension