Hi everyone! How are you today? We’ve been hit with a cold spell, and after 80s for a few weeks, 50s sure are cold!
Let’s chat about a new workout. I mentioned yesterday I did a HIIT treadmill run over the weekend. I definitely brought things down quite a notch to the fitness level I’m at now. I wanted to share it with you all, pregnant or not! It is pregnancy friendly, but please remember never to start a new exercise program while pregnant. If you do want to begin any exercise, start with walking and talk to your doctor!
Anyway back to this workout. You don’t have to be pregnant to do it! You can use the same format, but choose your speeds based on where YOU are at! If you are pregnant, please remember to choose speeds that relate to you. If you run at a 6 typically, then make your High Intensity a bit more and low intensity a bit less than that.
Pregnancy Friendly 20 Minute HIIT Treadmill Run
Make sure you start with a warm up! I gradually started with a walk at 4 and picked it up until I reached a 6 at 5 minutes. Then I sprinted for :30 before taking it down for low intensity. I chose speeds 8 and 6, but again, choose what you can do!
As always, please take breaks when needed and stay hydrated! I added on the last 5 minutes for the cool down. Take it back to a walking speed and make sure you bring your heart rate down.
Tuesday: Taught Body Sculpt
Wednesday: Taught Body Sculpt and 25 minute stair master at the gym.
Thursday: 3 mile run after school. There was a lot that happened last week and I needed to clear my mind. It worked like a charm!
Friday: Taught Body Sculpt
Saturday: 20 minute HIIT Run above (2.5 miles) followed by cool down.
Sunday: Rest Day
Monday: Upper Body Workout
I used the elliptical for the cardio. I haven’t done kettlebell swings in a while but they felt great! I miss using that and need to get back to it.