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Low impact HIIT workout that can be beneficial for you

By on June 25, 2019

Many fitness freaks out there vouch for a great high-intensity training (HIIT) workout as it undoubtedly helps you in improving your cardiovascular health, builds muscles, burning down calories, and helping you reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. On the flip side, HIIT workout puts a lot of strain on the joints and that could lead to knee, ankle or back injuries provided you aren’t performing these exercises under the supervision of a qualified fitness instructor with fitness certification.

As per industry experts, low impact HIIT workout has equal benefits as that of high-intensity exercises. Plus, these exercises don’t put a lot of strain on your joints. Through this post, we shall be discussing in detail some of the key benefits of the low impact HIIT workout that you must consider in your everyday workout regimen.

Benefits of Low-Impact HIIT Workouts

Whether you are new to an exercise regimen or an older person, one of the major concerns when it comes to high impact exercises is that your joints aren’t strong enough and are more prone to injury provided the exercise isn’t performed in the right manner, as per expert a physical therapist with fitness certification.

When the muscle group that encloses your joint doesn’t have that much strength, then chances are quite high-impact activities such as squat jumps, lunges, and burpees can too much strain on your ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and even impacts the density of the bone further leading to pain and wear and tear of the tissues.

Even an individual who is quite experienced and acclimatizing damage can definitely benefit from low-intensity impact exercises as a way to let the soft tissue heal and dodge re-injury.

How you can modify the low-impact HIIT exercises?

The modified version of the high-impact exercises definitely helps you accomplish your target and doesn’t hurt your joints, as per certified personal trainer and fitness manager with fitness certification.

Here are some of the recommended exercises that you can do:

Low-Impact HIIT Workout #1: Circuit Strength

For circuit strength training you can perform the given below exercises:

  • Squat to shoulder press
  • Side lunge to triceps kickback (6 on each side)
  • Reverse lunge to biceps curl (6 on each side)
  • Bent-over dumbbell row
  • Dumbbell chest press

Make sure you do at least 12 reps of each exercise and do take 30 to 40 seconds of a break in between.

Low-Impact HIIT Workout #2:  Rowing Interims

Rowing is considered to be the best cardiovascular exercises. If you are thinking about toning your legs and back muscles, as well as, losing weight, then definitely, it is a perfect workout for you. Here are some of the exercises that are recommended by a certified personal trainer and fitness manager who has successfully completed fitness certification.

  • 5-minute less intense for warming-up
  • 5 minutes of high-intensity workout interims
  • 5-minute less intense for cooling down

The key is that you need to perform these exercises in the right manner; you will definitely see better results over a period of time.

About Pooja Sharma

Pooja is a digital nomad and founder of She travels the world while freelancing & blogging. She has over 5 years of experience in the field with multiple awards. She enjoys pie, as should all right-thinking people.

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