Training efficiently is the name of the game when time isn’t on your side, but you still want to burn body fat and spark your metabolism. That’s where HIIT training comes in handy. HIIT stands for “high-intensity interval training,” and it’s a basic way to alternate between hard work and rest to torch calories during and long after your workout. The best cardio HIIT workouts don’t just involve sprints (although they are a terrific way to build muscle and burn fat).
To give you some diversity, we’ve pooled together a list of cardio HIIT workouts from the world of running to bodyweight conditioning to strength training. These movements can be done on their own, but can also be added to the end of weight training workouts if you have more time and energy. Focus on throwing these into the mix 2-3 times weekly if your goal is to lean down.