The 4-Week HIIT Plan for Beginners

Jessica Smith
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The 4-Week HIIT Plan for Beginners

Even if you’re new to exercise, you’ve still probably at least heard of HIIT when it comes to working out. High-intensity interval training offers many benefits including improving your cardiovascular health, fitness level, stamina and endurance in addition to burning more fat and calories in less time.

While HIIT training can be an intense way to work out, the great news is your level of exertion is relative to your fitness level. As a beginner, even walking intervals can be used for this type of training — if an adequate amount of intensity is achieved.

This four-week HIIT plan for beginners is designed to introduce you to interval training and ease into it safely — gradually building up your threshold and ability to handle more intensity over time. To help avoid injury and overtraining, we’ve also included suggested weekly cross-training schedules to help you create a balanced fitness program.

Starting tomorrow, we’ll share a new, full-length video featuring a HIIT-style routine for you to try each week, along with a suggested weekly workout schedule that builds into a complete routine.

HERE’S YOUR WEEKLY WORKOUT OVERVIEW:

Week 1: HIIT for Beginners: Walking Intervals

Week 2: HIIT for Beginners: Body-Weight Strength Circuit

Week 3: HIIT for Beginners: Kickboxing Intervals

Week 4: HIIT for Beginners: Cardio Intervals

Please be sure to listen to your body throughout the sessions. Modify or skip any moves that are too much for your current level. (I’ll also provide options throughout the routines to help you make them work for you.)

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Leave a comment below, and let us know that you’ll be joining us in this series. You can also check in on social media using the hashtag #MyFitnessPal (also tag @MyFitnessPal). We’re here to support each other and be accountable. Don’t be shy, we’re in this together!

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About the Author

Jessica Smith
Jessica Smith

As someone who struggled to lose weight for years, Jessica found that the key to her own 40-pound weight loss was making small, healthy lifestyle changes that led to big, lasting results. Now, as a certified wellcoach, fitness instructor and personal trainer, she has spent the last 15 years helping students and clients reach their goals in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami. She now reaches millions online through her YouTube Channel and home exercise DVD series. Please visit walkonwalkstrong.com to learn more about her fun, results-driven programs for all levels of exercisers.

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