Challenge Yourself with these HIIT Exercises

By Manning Sumner

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is an effective and efficient way to burn fat, build stamina, and increase explosiveness in minimal time. I have compiled some of my favorite HIIT exercises to help you take full advantage of this training style.


Here’s how to perform your HIIT Circuit:

Implementing these exercises as few as two or three days a week can produce results, but it’s important to understand that these movements require your utmost effort in order to achieve best results, and that each set should be performed at full exertion. 

Tip: Before beginning this circuit, make sure you are properly warmed up to avoid injury and to allow your body to perform at its peak.

Coaching point: I have two words that continually resonate with me: "Intensity" and "Consistency." If you want to see positive change, there will be times that you must do the things that you don’t enjoy, but rest assured that growth comes from pushing outside of your comfort zone. Get comfortable being uncomfortable. I find HIIT training to be effective because it does not require a lot of time, but it improves both anaerobic (intensity and muscle building) and aerobic (slower, oxygen consuming) systems of the body. In addition, it also increases your resting metabolic rate by burning more calories and fat hours after you finish training.

One thing that does not require talent is effort, so put in the effort required and start to see your body change.