Want to Shape Up for Summer? 3 Awesome HIIT Routines to Slim Your Belly

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Want to Shape Up for Summer? 3 HIIT Routines to Slim Your Belly

Guest post by Solmadrid Vazquez.

As we approach the summer, many of us are now beginning to look in the mirror and wonder

if we are in the shape we want for all the dozens of pictures we are going to wind up in.

One of the biggest questions we have is, “Will I look fat?!”

Summer is the time of getting away, relaxing and enjoying time with your friends and family.

You’ll also spend plenty of nights dancing the night away together and finding yourself in numerous

photos – so what’s the best way to get a slim belly for a fun summer ahead?

It’s quite easy to answer, actually.

It’s called High Intensity Interval Training, otherwise known as “HIIT”.

High Intensity Interval Training

HIIT is an extremely efficient method of exercising that has you going between full powered and

paced effort to a brief period of recovery, and then back into the exercise itself.

“Inspired by the HIIT routine at Somnia,

it’s all about being able to get your body

into a state of excess post-exercise oxygen

consumption, or EPOC.”

This is important because it helps your body burn off calories even after you have exercised.

Putting yourself through this level of workout and exposure can leave your body taking in more

oxygen which helps your body burn the weight away as quickly as possible.

This will also improve your endurance and stamina, plus your metabolism, which is another key

trait of losing weight and getting fit.

Getting a solid workout plan for HIIT is very simple – in fact, here are 3 of the best HIIT exercises

to slim your belly that you can start using today!

3 HIIT Routines to Slim Your Belly

Want to Shape Up for Summer? 3 Awesome HIIT Routines to Slim Your Belly

#1. Treadmill Workout

Want to Shape Up for Summer? 3 HIIT Routines to Slim Your Belly

This is roughly ten minute bursts of exercise and it helps you get fit fast.

Over the ten minute period this will be your routine:

*Brisk walk 3 minutes

*Jog 1.5 minutes

*Run 1.5 minutes

*Brisk walk 1.5 minutes

*Jog 3.5 minutes

*Sprint 3.5 minutes

“Remember, the key is a

burst of high intensity

with short rest periods.

So PUSH IT, then rest for a bit,

PUSH IT, then rest for a bit.”

#2. Living Room Bonanza

Want to Shape Up for Summer? 3 HIIT Routines to Slim Your Belly

This is perfect for working out in your house – as long as you have the space and a surface

you feel comfortable with, then you can do this in the living room.

Just follow the instructions below to fill up a ten minute regime:

*10 lunges

*20 push-ups

*30 squats

*40 chair dips

*50 mountain climbers

“Pace yourself.

You will be shattered by the end

but your body will feel incredible afterwards,

leaving you demanding more!”

#3. Outdoor Fitness Flurry

Want to Shape Up for Summer? 3 HIIT Routines to Slim Your Belly

You can do this outdoors and it’s very easy to do so long as you don’t mind going

at it in public!

*1 minute jogging

*30 seconds sprinting

*20 single leg step ups

*20 squat jumps

*20 triceps dips

*1 minute jogging

*30 seconds sprinting

*20 push-ups

*30 plyo squat jumps

*10 incline lever pull-ups

*1 minute jogging

*30 seconds sprinting

*10 decline push-ups

*20 power knee steps

*10 burpees

“Pat yourself on the back.

You just made it through

a seriously tough session!”

All of these routines will get you fit, slim your belly, and have you looking gorgeous for the

summer ahead without spending thousands on gym equipment.

Summertime fun, here you come!

Are we done?

Noooo we’re not!

If you’re wondering what types of other benefits you can expect to get with these workouts, you’re in luck!

I’ve put together a helpful infographic for you that goes over additional benefits.

Here it is:

Want to Shape Up for Summer? 3 HIIT Routines to Slim Your Belly

About Solmadrid Vazquez

Want to Shape Up for Summer? 3 Awesome HIIT Routines to Slim Your Belly
Solmadrid Vazquez is a lifelong martial artist, health nut, and founder of MMA Somnia. He is dedicated to helping others reach their fitness goals.Need help getting results? Join him at his Inspiration Blog to ask questions, get training guides, and receive kick-ass motivational tips!

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