Most traditional weight loss plans, slimming groups and ‘diets’ focus on your weight on the scales- that one number that tells us what we weigh overall. You may increase your cardiovascular exercise and reduce your calorie intake in an attempt to make that number on the scales tick down over the weeks. Some schemes and clubs may actually advise you NOT to exercise! Just reduce your calories and your weight will decrease. What these kinds of diets don’t do is focus on what your overall weight is actually made up of. They don’t really look at independent sustainability, the overall health of your internal systems or the composition of your body as a result of the short-term weight loss.
I thought I'd share with you my top 10 hybrid HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) moves to get the heart pumping and those calories burning! But it's not just great for burning fat; interval training can also increase your VO2max (the amount of oxygen your body can use and an indicator of cardio fitness), reduce your lactate accumulation (so you can train harder, for longer) and increase enzyme activity to reduce fatigue. All of these exercises can be done without any equipment, but for some of them you can add dumbbells to add extra resistance if you like. I'll point out an easier and a harder version of each exercise as we go along, so you can adapt them as you like. Enjoy!