HIIT Running Workouts You Can Do Outside or on a Treadmill

The weather can be inconsistent at best, depending on where you live. So you’re probably bouncing from indoor and outdoor workouts pretty regularly.

The good news is that HIIT workouts can be done just about anywhere with little to no impact on their effectiveness.

To keep you motivated despite the forecast—and your time limitations—we’ve compiled some ways you can take HIIT running workouts outside or keep them indoors.

These workouts are designed to give you the workout you need to feel your best whether you’re hitting the trail or heading to the gym by incorporating short bursts of hard work and rest periods.

Find out more about HIIT running workouts and how to get the most out of your workout time.

What does HIIT mean?

HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training. It sounds scary, but it’s not. At a basic level, all HIIT workouts alternate between intense, short periods of work and more moderate recovery periods.

“You’re moving back and forth between high-level exercise to burn quick sugar and lower level cardio which burns stored fat,” says fitness expert Jessica Muenster. It goes like this: Push yourself as hard as you can and then back off to catch your breath. Repeat.

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