Week 8: The ‘Mad Minute’ HIIT Workout

This workout is the perfect way to get your HIIT in, no matter where you are. It’s full-body and requires zero equipment, minimal space, and very little time.

Here’s how it works: You’ll set up a simple bodyweight circuit of three movements. Here we’re using pushups, squats, and jumping jacks. Then you’ll pick the number of reps of each move you can perform in one minute. We’re going with five pushups, 10 squats, and 15 jumping jacks.

At the top of the minute, you’ll perform all of the reps of all three moves. Then you rest until the top of the next minute, and repeat.

The ‘Mad Minute’ HIIT Workout

Beginners could start with just 10 rounds (10 minutes), while more advanced trainees may be able to rock up to 30 rounds (a half-hour). The workout sounds simple on paper, but I guarantee your heart rate will be through the roof in just a few minutes.

It’s the perfect way to torch calories when you’re stuck in a hotel room, don’t have access to a gym, or are at the beach and want to get a workout in on the sand—literally anywhere!