HIIT for Beginners Week 1: Walking Intervals

Jessica Smith
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HIIT for Beginners Week 1: Walking Intervals

WELCOME TO HIIT FOR BEGINNERS!

Today’s session features walking-based interval training that can even be done in a small space at home. In our workout video below, we’ll alternate periods of higher intensity with active rest to help you make the most out of your workout time and build up your fitness level. I’ll show you both high- and low-impact options so you can modify. Listen to your body throughout the sessions, and modify or skip any moves that are too much for your current fitness level. (I’ll also provide options throughout the routines to help you make it work for you.)

HIIT FOR BEGINNERS WEEK 1: WALKING INTERVALS

This workout can be logged as “Calisthenics” in your MyFitnessPal app.

Tell us when you’ve completed this week’s workout. Share it in the comments below, or tag us in your checkins @MyFitnessPal so we can cheer you on!

HERE IS YOUR WEEK 1 WORKOUT SCHEDULE:

Day 1: HIIT for Beginners: Walking Intervals

Day 2: Total-Body Strength Training (try this quick, beginner-friendly workout)

Day 3: Active Rest Day

Day 4: Moderate-Intensity Cardio (walking, cycling, or try this steady-state session)

Day 5: Total-Body Strength Training (try this quick, beginner-friendly workout!)

Day 6: Stretching or Flexibility Work (try this 8-minute total-body stretch)

Day 7: Active Rest Day

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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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