Hiit Mama workouts are timed so time yourself and go as FAST AS YOU CAN!! That is how you get the cardio in. If you are a new Hiit Mama, just start with the workout of the day (WOD)...no need to go back to the first post because we will eventually repeat all those workouts. Make sure and post your time in the comment section so you can track your progress! Also, there are video demos of each exercise we do down the right side bar.

Nov 12, 2012

Monday 11.12.12

For time:
30 Push-ups
50 Back Extensions (Supermans)
30 Knees to elbows
30 Deadlifts, 40 lbs
30 Dumbbell push press, 20 lbs
50 Kettlebell swings, 15-20 lbs
Run 400 meters/ 200 Jump rope or jacks
10 Pull-ups (assisted if necessary) or Pull-downs (lower down slowly from bar)
30 Bench dips

 Happy Veterans Day to all the men and women who served, past or present, our country to protect and serve, 
"that others may live".
 my husband, Chris Alvies, who served as a 
Helicopter Rescue Swimmer in the US Coast Guard

Hiit Mama Vanessa
Kansas City

 "I've been following and recommending your blog since July. Love the workouts and the growing community you have fostered. So supportive and vastly different from any other online fitness group I've encountered. Your modifications are right on track with my goals. So pleased with the new CF Mamas tank that I decided to be brave and send you an "action shot". Thanks to hard work and your workouts I can do more pull ups at 39 than I could at 18. Keep up the great work!!"


Jennifer Gratiot said...

13.32- No pull ups, don't have the equipment for it yet.

Reba Haskell said...

18:32... K2e on the floor, and squats instead of pull ups. Does anyone have suggestions about what to do if you can't get to a bar?

April said...

11:45. No pull ups. Need to get a bar!

Bethany Ingram said...

all boy p/u

Kimberly said...

30lb deadlifts
200 jump rope

Laura Coppola said...

Boy push ups
No assist pull ups
30lb dead lift and push press

erin elmore said...

13:22.......did leg lifts for knee to elbows and boy push-ups for the pull-ups bc I don't have a bar.

Marilyn said...

18:47. 200 jump rope

Heather said...

20:16, couldn't do a single pull up. I got up a little bit but nowhere close to the bar! My push ups have improved though...I was able to do 17 without stopping today when three weeks ago I could only do five before having to rest.

Misti said...

14:52 K2E on the floor ( no bar ) 14 boys pushups then had to go to the girl style ( improvement !! ) I did lat pull downs with a band because again I have no bar so I did 20 instead of 10 .

Kirsten said...

you guys are so awesome--way to go on the push ups, Heather, and I loved Vanessa's comment!

James Family said...

I used my bar for the first time today. My K2E and pull-ups were both pretty bad, but looking forward to improving them.

Carol said...

20 min, 10 lb kb's, jacks, and subbed p90x steamrollers for k2e. Stopped (gladly!) a couple of times for a fussy baby, but just for a few seconds at a time. Thanks for giving an alternative to running!

jamie said...

13.12, congrats Vanessa you look amazing!

gilchrist said...

K2E on the floor and 60 lb deadlift.
What a great way to start the week.
Vanessa you are looking AMAZING!!!

LeeMac said...

Assisted pull ups
Knees to stomach ( not to elbows)

ShanaG said...

Did toes to bar (on floor) instead of K2E
400 meters on elliptical
Lat pull-down with band instead of pull-ups

There Once Was A Bee said...

14:51 feeling slow today
Boy push ups
52# dead lift
Unassisted pull-ups.

Tiffani Leavitt said...

9:45 Ran 2 miles earlier, so I didn't run or do any of the alternatives. K2E on floor, and don't have a bar, so I did an additional 30 PU.

Mindy Kroll said...

13:26. 50# DL 30# PP, 20# kettle.

mmv said...

20:50 15# dumbells for deadlift, pushpress and KBs, jumping jacks, pull downs.

JanelWarner said...

Girly push-ups

Ian and Amy said...

45 lb dead lift
Kte still hard! Pull downs :/

Leah said...


40lb deadlift, 10lb kettlebell, and pull downs...and my knees still not up to my elbows.

Jenelle said...

11:27. Still shaking. Boy push ups. 40lbs dead lift, 20lbs kettle bell. Pull ups. rest as rx'd. Happy Monday!

Noelle Rowe said...

15:00, had to dodge all my kids to day at one point or another during the workout. It's strange that when I say, okay I'm doing my workout, don't bother me, they do the opposite! I did both the run and jump rope, but no pull ups! I don't have the equipment and I doubt I could do one even if I did!

Sarah said...

12:18 what a way to start the week!
20 Knees to stomach on bar - rest on floor
anyone else have to stop to pee before and/or during the jump ropes? will there ever be a time when I don't need to?!
assisted pull ups - someday i'll be able to them unassisted!!!
Vanessa, rock on girl - you look like one tough, awesome mama!
Noelle, same here. It's like my workout gear = kid magnet

Jo Bethea said...

13:10 boy pu/k2e on incline bench/65 lb deadlifts/20 lb each hand for dumbbell pushpress/20 lb dumbbell swing/jumprope/small hop on pull ups

I was confused as to whether the dumbbell pushpress was 20 lbs total (two tens or one twenty with both hands) or 20 lbs dumbbells in each hand....so I did the latter, I am thinking that was not right because it was REALLY hard by the end! (maybe I am just a whimp)

Jenni said...

You are not a wimp. It was 20 lbs total. It is always total weight. :)

Kelly said...

11:07 K2E... still no bar

Casey Griffith said...

40lbs for half of push press and 30 for the other
35 lbs for swings
1/3 boy push-ups. The rest were girls
Thanks for the wod

Sarah said...


Boy PU's
40 lb deadlifts
20 lb push press
15 lb kettlebells
200 jumprope
no pull ups, no bar yet!

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Stefanie said...

12:52 without any pull-ups, and k2e on the floor.

kasey said...

14:20 as rx'd
KTE is still knees to waist :(
DL: 15 @ 80 lbs, 15 @ 40 lbs.
PP: 20 @ 30 lbs., 10 @ 15 lbs.
KBS: 15 lbs.

Jodie said...

1/2 boy pu
2 3/4 pull ups then rest as pull downs
Jump jacks

Crystal said...

1/2 boy pu, 1/2 girl pu,
40 # deadlift,
30 # push press,
20 # kettle bell swing,
knees still don't make it to my elbows,
pull ups were terrible...used a chair to assist and still couldn't make it up past the bar- very sad!

Great workout!!

Kelli Anderson said...


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Shawntae Berry said...

11:58 boy pu, v sit-ups, jump pull- ups

LZAng said...

18:21 Oh my gosh I suck at this. But I'm going to keep going with faith that someday I might be able to do it all.
HOV pushups (wrist issues still)
120 high knee lifts
DL 36#
KB 10#
Pull-downs (more like fall-downs for me, but oh well)

Letakix said...

12:47 - 60# deadlift, 30# pp, 17.5# kb swing, 200 jump rope, 10 inverse rows on rings with feet on wall, 30 bench dips broken into 15-15. Followed up with 150 different situps of 15-30 each style... feeling good. master's mindset!

Brittany said...

14:54. Pull downs with some attempts at pull-ups. And some pretty sorry k2e. They were good at first and slowly got worse. Some boy push ups too.

Gina Tate said...

18:36 45# dl
25# pp
25# kbell
k2e half on floor half on bar
very very sad assisted pull ups

Gina Tate said...

18:36 45# dl
25# pp
25# kbell
k2e half on floor half on bar
very very sad assisted pull ups

Brent and Britta said...

Girl push-ups
Doubled the run.
My pull-ups suck ! Wishing I was swole like Vanessa!!!

QueenBeeBerta said...

27:46 - I bought a bar today so I could do real k2e's...what was I thinking?!? lol -
k2e's were k2hips ;)
44 lb deadlifts
24 lb push press
15.5 lb kettlebells
EXTREMELY sorry, but thankfully assisted pullups
I struggled through the bench dips - OH! I ran first, BEFORE I got tired!!

Wendy P said...

16:29 love this one!

Heather Press said...

girlie push-ups
leg lifts instead of knees to elbows
200 jump rope
50 bench dips (no pull up bar)
*50 kegels... jumping rope has reminded me that I need to keep these up after having my second baby :)

vanessa said...

Pull-ups at the end like that were TOUGH!! You are all very sweet. Everybody rocked this today! Thanks Jenni for the W.O.D. & Britta LOL :-)

Dead lift - 45
Push press - 35
KB - 25

QueenBeeBerta said...

I almost forgot, Jenni! Be sure to tell you husband thanks for serving and protecting our wonderful nation. That goes for all of you out there who have/are military family members that are now serving or have served in the past. Thank you!!

Andrews family said...

k2e (more like knees 2 chest)
KB swings - 16# (two 8# dumbbells)
10 jumping pull ups

I seriously almost cried doing those dips at the end. My arms are SHOT! :)

Anonymous said...


Christina Calhoun said...


Jenni said...

As RXed.
Knees to shoulders, mostly
15 lb kettlebell
Jump up pull downs

My 6 yr old son, Cade, did the entire WOD with me with 5 lb weights. :)

Vanessa, sorry Chris kind of stole your picture thunder today. Originally it was just you when I scheduled all the WODs on Saturday. Then I remembered Veteran's Day at the last minute today. I'm sorry! I feel bad. :/

Megan said...

13.52 Had to run around the gym a bit to get to certain things, but I think I did pretty well for my first WOD!
30# Deadlift
20# push press
12# swings
had to do assisted pullups. 50lb assist

loved the 200 jump ropes!

vanessa said...

Jenni, I feel like I took away from his thunder! He totally deserves the spotlight and our gratitude. Tell him thanks for sharing Veteran's Day. :-)

Vanessa said...

14:00 last 10 pushups girlie, ran 10 lengths of Bball court which is only 260 meters, i later discovered otherwise as rxed.

Lily Bell said...

15:50, did the kettlebell swing with dumbbell (10 lbs)
and didn't do the pull-ups...

Thanks for the WOD!

amoritz said...

13:03. All but 10 boy pushups!! Getting better

Jen Morse said...

Boy pu's
K2E's were hard because I hurt my hand on the weekend, makes hanging on the bar rather hard, but I managed... :)

gwenram said...

24:20 lol

Man I'm slow! Off to the treadmill :)

Lori T. said...

Chris: 10:40
K2E on the floor
40# deadlifts
40# push press
20# kettle bell swings

Lori: 16:14
girly pushups
K2E on the floor
30# deadlifts
20# push press
10# kettle bell swings
assisted pull ups

Mindi said...


recyclecat said...

18 even! no pull up, no bar, leg lifts on the floor and jogged the dog too, feeling good whats for tomorrow?

Jacke299 said...

Girl push-ups
K2e on floor
35# dl
16# pp (two 8lb dumbells, also used for kbswings)
Jumped rope 200
And can't even begin to do a pull up or pull down yet!
Can't wait for tomorrow!

kyoung97 said...

15:31 shoulder press for pull up

Sara Lose said...

WOW!!! I'm a day late this week... what a killer workout!!

With two breaks in between
30lb deadlift
15lb dumbbell press
15lb kettlebell swings
200 jump rope

Janae Balibrea said...

Can you or anyone post a link to a video or give a description of how you do k2e on the floor? I can think of a couple of different ways but want to know how you all are doing it

QueenBeeBerta said...

There are some on YouTube. Some have you laying on your back, holding on to something heavy above your head with your elbows pointing up (I used my treadmill) and bringing your knees up to your elbows. I've also seen some where you're in the pushup position and bring one knee to your elbow.

SarahMC said...


35# deadlift
20# kettle ball
25 lb push press
40 meters
13 boy pushups, 17 girl pushups

vinoyasa said...

13:28, did 20 pull downs with a resistance band instead of pullups. I need to get a pullup assistance band, I think I would gain strength much faster that way... Also I banged out those pushups like nothing, when I started these WODs I could only do about 20 before stopping!

Heather said...

14:23. All boy pushups, 50 lb deadlifts, 15lb kettle bell swings, 200 jacks, no pullups

Jennifer Rodriguez said...

15:52~ 15 # kettle bell swings, 30# deadlifts, 30# push press

Thanks :)

Sarah said...


therams said...


The Marcons said...

Girl push ups
40 lb DL
20 lb PP
200 jump rope
Assisted pull ups
20 lb kettle bell swings

Keri Pritchard said...


Kate said...

18:50 one unassisted pull-up! jump rope

Brittany said...

Around 16 minutes. Did this Monday, I have problems posting sometimes.

Laura K said...

10:48 55lbs deadlift, k2e on the floor, 20 lbs wall balls instead of pull ups!