HIIT Training in Los Angeles: 5 of the Best HIIT Exercises

Best HIIT Exercises

High-intensity interval training, often referred to as HIIT, has quickly become one of the most talked about forms of exercise out there. Especially popular in Los Angeles, HIIT training has helped thousands of people get the bodies they want.

Here are five of the best HIIT exercises you should try today.

1. Prison Workout

This routine is a great way to build muscle. All you need is some floor space and a pull up bar.

To complete a Prison Workout, you need to do five pull ups, 10 prisoner squats, and 15 pushes. Then you can rest for 60 seconds before starting a new round. If you are wondering what a prisoner squat is, it’s simple: Just put your hands on the back of your head like you are being arrested, then do a normal squat. That way, more tension is created along muscle chains than a normal squat.

To make this routine more difficult, you can shorten your rest time. Don’t do that until you’ve finished a lot of rounds, though; the Prison Workout, like Infinite Pushups, gets significantly more difficult after a few minutes.

2. Burpee Interval Workout

If you have spent any time at a Los Angeles CrossFit box, you have probably heard someone refer to burpees. A great way to target your whole body, this exercise asks you to stand up, squat, kick back into a plank position, return to a squat, then stand up straight again.

The Burpee Interval Workout is one of the most intense routines that include burpees. To do it, complete four rounds of the following:

  • 30 seconds of pull-ups
  • 60 jumping jacks
  • 20 burpees

You should rest for a full minute after each circuit.

3. Infinite Pushups

This workout is exactly what it sounds like. All you have to do is perform 10 pushups, rest for half a minute, and repeat. What makes this exercise great is its convenience. In Los Angeles, you can do this HIIT training at home, at the office, at the beach—anywhere with a few feet of space.

Infinite Pushups

If you do infinite pushups three to four times a week, it won’t be long before you are able to do a lot more reps than your first attempt. And it won’t be long before you start to see impressive results.

4. Battle Rope Interval Workout

Using battle ropes is a great way to build muscle while burning calories. For this routine, you need to do two versions of a battle rope workout. First, you need to use them with a double-arm motion, meaning you grab an end of the rope with each hand and move your arms up and down together in unison. Second, you need to use an alternating-arm motion, ensuring one arm goes up as the other goes down.

To complete this workout, do a full minute of exercise followed by a full minute of rest. Following each rest, switch between the two kinds of motions. The Battle Rope Interval workout should take between 20 and 40 minutes.

5. Russian Twists

This one is a lot easier than it may sound. All you have to do is sit down with your heels a few inches above the floor, put your hands together, twist to one side, then twist to the other, and repeat without moving your feet. This can also be done by holding a weight or kettlebell.

For Russian Twists, your workout and resting times should depend on your ab strength.

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At Paradiso CrossFit, we offer the best HIIT training in Los Angeles. If you are interested in HIIT training with some of the best CrossFit coaches in Los Angeles, consider stopping by our Venice CrossFit box or Culver City CrossFit box to get started today!

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