Want To Supercharge a HIIT Workout Without Jumping? Try Adding a Weight (Well+Good)
Posted: Mar 27, 2023 in In the News
This article originally appeared in Well+Good on March 27, 2023.
Want To Supercharge a HIIT Workout Without Jumping? Try Adding a Weight
By Rachel Kraus
Squat jumps, plank jacks, and alternating split squats are often mainstays in high intensity interval training, aka HIIT workouts. These moves are bodyweight challenges that also juice your heart rate. But if you're not into plyometrics (or your joints simply aren't fans of high-impact moves), is it even possible to get your heart rate up to the same level in a HIIT workout?
The answer is most definitely yes. For a HIIT workout with no jumping, you can always try variations of plyometric moves that involve going at a faster pace, but without the added jump. Another way to turn the volume up is to add some weight.
According to the American Council on Exercise, adding even a small amount of weight “can increase heart rate by five to 10 beats per minute and oxygen consumption (as well as caloric expenditure) by about 5 to 15 percent compared to performing the same activity without weights.”
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