JessicaSmithTV: HIIT for Beginners: Walking Interval Cardio Workout

This was definitely a beginner level workout but that’s obviously the purpose of it. It is straight walking variations. Though there are one minute intervals of higher intensity I cannot imagine this actually being a HIIT workout. But who knows? Everyone’s fitness level is different. I did like it for some very low impact and low intensity cardio. My recovery is going really well and I am already doing more intense workouts than this (I have created some awesome low impact Cathe workouts using her workout blender that are perfect for my unique circumstances) but I am still trying some of Jessica‘s walking workouts anyway since I will probably need them in the future. I want to have a handful of these workouts for days when I am not feeling well but want to do something. Jessica’s walking workouts are perfect for that. Currently when I do them, I have been pairing them with more intense Barlates workouts. This morning was Ballet Sculpt Lower which fried my legs!

HIIT for Beginners: Walking Interval Cardio Workout is 25:30 minutes long; 5 minute warm up and 4 minute cool down/stretch. After the warm up the structure of the workout is 3 minutes of steady state cardio + 1 minute interval (7-8 intensity effort).

  1. Walk forward and back; side to side step
  2. Interval: fast march w/ jumping jack arms (or jog in place)
  3. Side to side step moving forward and back; changes to lateral skaters; walk in place; add alternating knee raises; side steps
  4. Interval: lateral skaters (more intense than during the steady state–wider steps, use arms)
  5. Heel digs to front; hamstring curls; wide alternating knee raises; side steps; march forward and back
  6. Interval: wide alternating knee raises w/ rainbow arc w/ arms
  7. Walk forward and back; alternate tapping toes side to side w/ jumping jack arms; march in place; alternating knee raises; side to side steps
  8. Interval: alternate tapping toes side to side w/ jumping jack arms (low impact jacks) or full jumping jacks

For more info on JessicaSmithTV and other (free) streaming workouts I’ve sampled and reviewed, check out my Streaming page.

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4 responses to “JessicaSmithTV: HIIT for Beginners: Walking Interval Cardio Workout

  1. I’m so glad to hear your recovery is going well! I’ve been praying for you. You inspire me to keep going with my daily workouts no matter what struggles I may face. As I’ve said before, this blog is THE best for the at home exerciser. Take care and be well 🙂

  2. Glad you are doing better. I really liked this video. I usually do Cathe but I had some kind of bronchitis/pneumonia thing last year and I had to ease my way back and I LOVED this one….I think this is the one with Peanut appearing at the end of the session.

    • Peanut always makes every workout better! And I love that Jessica and now Linda Wooldridge, too, offers these easier workouts for when I cannot workout at my previous level but still want to do something–and feel like I actually did something good for myself!

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