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.

May 8, 2015

Friday 05.08.15

21-15-9-6-3 reps for time of:
Handstand push-ups (scale as needed)
Front squats, 30-40 lbs

Post time to comments.

no caffeine
fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm


What impact does alcohol have on your fitness regime?

"Unfortunately, toasting your WOD with post-exercise drinks at home or down the pub can undo all the good work you've just put in. There's 180 calories in the average pint of lager and 159 calories in a 175ML glass of 13% ABV white wine, so you could end up topping up the weight you thought you'd lost through your fitness regime in no time at all. For instance, if you've just run for half an hour it will only take two pints to put back on the calories you've just burned off through exercise.
The way alcohol is absorbed by the body can also reduce the amount of fat you're able to burn by exercising. Because your body isn't designed to store alcohol, it tries to expel it as quickly as possible. This gets in the way of other processes, including absorbing nutrients and burning fat. So as well as slowing down the burning of calories, alcohol gets in the way of the nutritional benefits of the healthy meals you eat. 

Running on empty

Fitness experts agree that to get the most from cardiovascular exercise such as running or swimming, you have to put in the physical effort. But while your hangover may make a less hectic workout feel welcome, it's harder to build up the head of steam you need to stay in shape when you have a headache, and nausea is beginning to kick in. The night before's alcohol leaves your body dehydrated, even before your session starts.

Body benefits

If you feel like the balance between alcohol and exercise is veering too much towards the former, then it's a good idea to consider cutting down.
Re-assessing your relationship with alcohol doesn't just do wonders for the effectiveness of your workout, it can also boost your general health too. In fact, if you're looking to reduce your stress levels, lose weight and look your best, then reducing your intake will help.
Best of all, cutting down delivers more than just short-term results. Drinking within the guidelines means you're actively protecting your general health and reducing your risk of developing heart disease, having cancer and getting problems with your liver in the future as well."



Andrea McElvaine said...

16:15 feet on 5th step 40# squat

Denise said...

40 lbs
Pike hspu on floor

Happy Mother's Day Mamas!!

AmyD said...

17:32. #30. Those burpees and now I'm trying to peel my body from the floor

Julie said...

HSPU on 21" barstool back against wall
Subbed 40# bench press ( my legs need a rest day!)

Happy Mothers Day!!

Holly D. said...

1/2 full handstand Pu, rest with feet on bench
40# squats

Heather said...

GPU for handstand pu. Will say gpu finally getting easier. Probably ready to start bpu.
20# squats.

Liz said...

9:45. GPU & 20# squats.

Brent and Britta said...

Knees on bed
20 lbs.

Tera Stevens said...

11:14. Gpu. 25lbs.

James Family said...

Ran 3.1 miles

Feet on chair for hspu
45# front squats

Andrews family said...

26 HSPU were pikes, rest with knees on bench

No energy. That was tough.

Heather Foster said...


Meredith Pross said...

15:41- lots of interruptions! Spent at solid minute or two defusing a tantrum over building blocks!

girl pushups
35# front squat

Donette said...


Lindsey said...


HSPU on block on knees

slydegirll said...

20:08 At the end of a very long week when I did this one - hspy w/knees on couch. 35# fs.