For this week’s HIIT cardio routine, I paired three plyometric movements—ice skaters, plank jacks and burpees—to work up a sweat…quick! All you need for this routine is a set of dumbbells and a little space to jump around! Let’s do this!
Step 1 – Ice Skaters
First, place the dumbbells down in front of you about shoulder width apart. Standing behind the right dumbbell, jump laterally toward the left dumbbell landing on the left leg and touching the right leg behind so that you are in a deep curtsy lunge position. Alternate sides. Place one hand on the ground for balance. Complete 20 total ice skaters.
Step 2 – Plank Jacks
Step 3 – Burpees
Rest for 1-2 minutes, and then begin again. Complete 4 rounds.
BONUS: To make this more challenging, choose heavier weights, move more quickly, minimize rest and/or challenge yourself to complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes!