Originally posted on Health Advocation:
Indiana University has great hills for running, and I’ve definitely been taking advantage of them this year. However, I’ve started to realize that the long runs I’ve been going on haven’t been doing too much for my body. I’ve adapted to the vigorous activity and my heart rate has not been very high because it’s so used to the workout and it’s not much of a difficulty.So I decided to start getting use of the personal gym we have in our dorm. Yes, I’m a bit spoiled here, but I chose to be part of the fitness and wellness dorms to have the opportunity to have a gym in the area I live in. It’s not that big, but it has everything I need!
Anyways, I’ve been incorporating HIIT workouts that take half the time. This workout is based off of the 3-2-1 workout that takes about 40-50 minutes depending on the exercises you choose! the best part is that it goes by FAST and is much more beneficial than hour long runs. Here are a couple examples of the 3-2-1 workouts. I highly encourage them if you’ve been getting bored and want to see results!
(<– CLICK pictures GET A BIGGER PICTURE & PRINT OUT)As you can see, there are 3 cardio intervals, 2 strength intervals and 1 ab interval. I’ve been switching up doing arms and legs days and then doing one interval arms and one interval legs. My stomach has felt more toned, and I feel more motivated knowing I have different exercises to incorporate that will work more of my body.