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.

Feb 20, 2015

Friday 02.20.15


5 rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
15 Kettlebell swings, 20 lbs
15 Push-ups

 Compare to 01.15.15

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no caffeine
no soda
fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol
 reduce sugar intake

THIS WEEK'S ADDED CHALLENGE: drink half of your body weight in ounces of water every day

Can drinking water help you lose weight?

Our bodies are about 70% water, yet so many of us deprive our bodies of this readily available, free drink. By filling up your body's "tank" with water every day, you will definitely  begin to lose weight and feel better. If you have ever wondered, "Does drinking water help you lose weight?".........

1. When you drink water, you will feel less hungry

"Various research shows that if you drink 2 cups of water 30 minutes before a meal then you will consume 75 calories less on average during that meal. That full-feeling, helping you to shave off 75 calories a meal, may not sound like anything significant to you, but if you ate 75 calories less for 2 meals a day, then in one day that is 150 calories less, and in one year that is that is 52,800 calories less. Divide that by 3,500 (the number of calories to lose 1 pound) and you've got yourself a 15 lb. weight loss in one year!"

2. When you drink water, your body burns more stored fat

"When you are trying to lose weight the parts of your body that you're focused on probably are not your kidneys and liver, but these parts are vital to weight loss. So a quick bio lesson is in order. The job of your kidneys is to eliminate waste. One job of your liver is to metabolize stored fat into usable energy. If your kidneys don't get enough water to do their job (eliminate waste), then they "ask" the liver to help out. The liver dutifully says, "yes," but it is your body that suffers. You see, if the liver is doing the work of the kidneys then it has less resources to do its own job well - and remember, its job is to burn fat. So you can help your liver do its job better, by helping your kidneys out, by drinking more water."

3. When you drink water, you will have more energy

"Even the slightest bit of dehydration can leave you feeling sluggish and that's not a good thing if you are trying to lose weight. Look back at the bio lesson on the liver. Recall that one job of your liver is to burn fat into usable energy. You do not want to be lacking in usable energy if you want to lose weight. Losing weight involves activity, moving, exercise, and if you are sluggish what is the first thing you do - probably sit on the couch in front of the television instead of going for a brisk walk or run. Being sluggish just weighs you down (pun intended). But you can turn it around by filling up with water, feeling more energetic, and becoming more active."

4. When you drink water, you are able to build more muscle

"Anyone who has ever been interested in weight loss probably knows that muscles burn more calories at rest than fat. So the more muscle you have, the more fat your body burns even when it's at rest. Think of it this way, blood plasma is 90% water and so water is like an ever-flowing stream in your body that carries oxygen and nutrients to your muscles, organs and entire body. This water transportation system, delivering nourishment, is not only vital to keeping your muscles hydrated so they contract, function, and build up optimally, but necessary for your entire body to have an overall feeling of well-being."

5. When you drink water, your metabolism increases

"When you think of metabolism, think of fat-burning. If you could burn fat faster and more efficiently then you could lose more weight. German researchers once conducted a study where they measured the participants' resting metabolism before and after they drank about two cups of water. The results showed that after 10 minutes their rates of metabolism began to pick up, after 40 minutes their metabolic rates' were 30% greater, and they remained at this faster rate for at least an hour. Simply put, increased metabolism burns more calories and when you are losing weight calorie burning is a critical piece of the equation."


Denise said...

30 lbs
Used bench for incline push-ups

Denise said...

Oh yeah-- interruptions and time forced me to do 3 rounds

Julie said...

34:28 as rx'd
All boy pu

Rachael said...

Mixed it up a bit.
3 rounds of:
5 min jump rope
15 kettlebell swings
15 mpu
Total of 1534 jump ropes

Marguerite Spriggs said...

Treadmill at 7.0
26# kb

Julie Anderson said...

29:15. I flew on my runs for the most part! 20#kb and sissy pushups.

Julie Anderson said...

29:15. I flew on my runs for the most part! 20#kb and sissy pushups.

The Opposite of Imagination said...

30:59 as rx'd.
Did all girlups.
completed this wod with my husband.
Outside runs.

Rissa W said...

Outside runs. Accidentally did 15# KBS

Jenni said...

As RXed.

Andrews family said...

27:20 vs 27:25. Should have written down treadmill pace so I could improve.
1st 800 was 7.0, rest were 7.2
15# KB
GPU to the floor

Lindsey said...


All PU on knees
Time includes a potty break

Aly said...

4 rds

slydegirll said...

28:04; two minutes faster than last time! And with 25# instead of 20#, gpu.

Sally said...

10bpu 5gpu

Donette said...

3 rounds in 12:19.

Tiffany said...

Subbed 2 minutes jump rope for the runs bc of the cold. 25# kbs. Girl push ups. 17:32, slower than last time, but had to move my baby out of the way a few times...and stop to pee. :)