Monday Motivation Workout: HIIT

Start your week off right with our #MondayMotivation workouts. Each week, we’ll bring you a different workout to help you switch up your training.

Today’s #MondayMotivation workout focuses on increasing strength, building muscle, burning fat, and improving your cardiovascular system.

Focus on Form

As you progress through the workout, you’ll have an elevated heart rate, and may even become exhausted. Make sure that you’re focusing on completing each rep with proper form and adjust the workout as needed. This will help you:

  1. Prevent injury.
  2. Breathe efficiently.
  3. Waste less energy.
  4. Get the most out of each exercise.
  5. Hit your personal fitness goals.

Modifications
At any point, you can modify these movements to make the workout more or less challenging. For example, instead of flipping the tire for 10 reps, flip the tire for 1 minute. On the other hand, don’t be afraid to decrease the weight, take a breather, or decrease the tempo if the movements become too difficult.

Modifying the workout creates excitement while you push yourself to the limit.

Equipment

You’ll need a medicine ball, barbell, battle ropes, a tire, and sliders. If you don’t have this equipment available, make do with what you have.

  • Medicine ball alternative: Any ball will work.
  • Battle rope alternative: Shoulder taps in a plank position.
  • Barbell alternative: Walking lunges without a weight, increasing the number of reps if it’s too easy.
  • Tire alternative: Burpees.
  • Sliders alternative: Try paper plates (at home), or medium-sized gym towels (at home or the gym).

Workout

Complete for a total of 6 rounds, with 1 minute of rest in between rounds:

  1. Barbell walking lunges – 20 reps
  2. Burpee to med-ball slam – 10 reps
  3. Battle ropes – 30-60 seconds
  4. Single alternating med-ball push-up – 10 reps
  5. Tire flips – 10 reps
  6. Knee tucks with sliders – 30-60 seconds

Share this workout with a friend and start your week off on the right note! Let’s go!

Christion Debonnett

Christion Debonnett

Certified Personal Trainer -

Christian A. DeBonnett was born on the south side of Chicago. As a child, he loved all sports—especially basketball. In high school, he was a two sport athlete— playing basketball and football. His senior year he made the “all conference” list for football and had multiple scholarships but chose to pursue basketball instead. With hopes of playing collegiate basketball, Christian had some knee injuries that he could not overcome which cut his basketball journey short. Now as a resident of Los Angeles, Christian is a NASM certified personal trainer. Christian training career started 6 years ago and loves every second of “the grind”. As far as his training style, he focuses on functional movement, sports specific movement, and corrective exercise.