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Holiday HIIT Winter Workout

Written By Nicole Lash • 1 min read

With all of the holiday parties and festive treats that this time of year has to offer, you may be wondering how you’re going to stay healthy and fit? It’s hard to stay on track and it’s even harder to say no to a plate of sugar cookies and hot chocolate.  Enter JJ and Erika Peterson! Creators of Clean Simple Eats and authors of Clean Simple Eats – 40 Day Meal Planner and Exercise Guide, this dynamic duo is sharing their Holiday HIIT Winter Workout, which is SURE to get you through the holidays in tip top shape!


HIIT training is effective at torching that unwanted fat. By incorporating short bursts of high intensity intervals followed by shorter periods of rest, you’ll kick in the phenomenon known as EPOC. EPOC is short for Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption or “The After Burn Effect.” This enemy to unwanted fat will leave you burning calories long after you’ve completed the workout! Let’s get HIITin!

The Workout

Set your timer for 30 seconds of work, 15 seconds of rest, 8 cycles. Perform each of the following rounds 2 times through. For example… Round 1: Complete 30 seconds of T Push-Ups followed by 15 seconds of rest. Now, move to 30 seconds of Superman followed by 15 seconds of rest. Complete the last two movements and start immediately back at T Push-Ups for 1 more cycle! Rest 90-120 seconds between rounds. Total time: 27:30


5 minutes of brisk walking, jogging in place, jumping rope etc.

Round 1:

T push-ups


Pulse Squats


Round 2:

Russian Twists

PLYO push-ups

Walking lunges

Floor wipers

Round 3:

Plank to push-up

Jump squats

Scissor kicks


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