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Working Out Efficiently: 5 Low-Impact HIIT Moves

Do you want to get more done in less time? That is a common refrain in today's world. Many people put off exercising because they don’t want to spend an hour a day at the gym. They don't have the time or the desire.

You can do more in less time with high-intensity interval training. And doing so in a low-impact manner is even better since you should be protecting your knees and joints anyway.

5 Low-Impact HIIT Moves You Can Try

Treat each exercise as an interval. Do each for 45 seconds and gently jog in place between each interval.

  1. Start out with a Squat + Kick. Go down into the squat position, being careful not to thrust your knees too far forward. Go down as low as you are comfortable going. Then, as you come up out of the squat, kick your right leg forward. Do another squat, then kick the left leg forward. Repeat, alternating the kick side.

  2. Next, do the 3 Punches + 2 High Knee Pulls. Starting with the right arm, punch forward. Then follow up with two more punches, left then right. Immediately following the punches, step up on your left foot, pulling the right knee above your waist. Bring the right leg down, and then do the high knee pull on the left side. Go back to the three punches again, followed by two more high knee pulls. Repeat.

  3. The next exercise is the Stationary Skater. Stand with your feet hip width apart. Bend the right knee, and move your upper body to the right. As you do that, extend the left leg and point the left toe. Bring your left arm forward in the same motion, bringing your right arm back, bent at the elbow. Move back to the starting position and repeat on the left side, swinging the arms in the opposite directions. Repeat these motions, alternating sides for the complete interval.

  4. For the fourth exercise, try Butterfly Squats. Go down into a squat position. Place your left hand on top of your right hand. Start lowering your hands to hip level. Then, quickly stand up, reach your arms wide overhead, and lift your heels off the floor. Go back to starting position.

  5. Finally, do the Rising Lunge. Go down into a lunge position, with your left leg forward, arms bent, and fists clenched. Quickly, come up from the lunge position, bringing your heels up from the floor. Repeat, starting with the right leg forward. Alternate sides for the interval.

HIIT training is one of the tools recommended by Matrix Age Management. We also address stress, sleep, hormone balance and nutrition to unlock the energy within you. Call us today to get started on your health overhaul.

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