20 Minute // Full Body HIIT Workout with Weights

20 Minute // Full Body HIIT Workout with Weights is a super intense total body metabolic strength workout. At least it was for me! I was working very hard. I got some serious cardio and strength in this workout. This is another excellent workout from Heather Robertson. She has so many! The most frustrating thing about them is how similar the titles are. They are so hard to tell apart from the titles! Good thing I have them broken down on this blog.

The workout is made up of a circuit of 6 different exercises that are repeated 4 times. It is done interval style: each exercise is done for 40 seconds with 10 seconds of recovery. This workout moves! There really is no rest. The 10 seconds is just enough time to swap dumbbells. I was trying to wipe the sweat out of my eyes with my shirt sleeve during that 10 seconds. There is a counter in the lower right hand corner of the screen and during the recovery, a rectangle appears in the upper right hand corner previewing the upcoming exercise.

20 Minute // Full Body HIIT Workout with Weights is 21 minutes; 30 second intro, no warm up or cool down. I used Heather’s 5 Minute Warm Up and finished with her Quick Daily Stretch. Equipment: dumbbells (Heather is using 10 pound dumbbells). I used 20, 15, 12 and 10 pound dumbbells. The dumbbells listed below are what I used.

  1. Deadlift + Upright Row (15# DBs)
  2. Push Up Row (one push up + renegade row each arm) (20# DBs)
  3. Push Press (squat + overhead press) (12# DBs)
  4. Lunge + Curl (alternating reverse lunges with hammer curls) (12# DBs)
  5. Front Swing (holding one DB in both hands, do a kettlebell swing, lifting the DB all the way overhead) (one 15# DB)
  6. Weighted Jacks (still holding one DB with both hands, do jacks, pushing DB overhead) (one 10# DB)
  7. Repeat #1-6 three more times

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


3 thoughts on “20 Minute // Full Body HIIT Workout with Weights

  1. Just wanted to say thank you for all you do. As an at home exerciser I have used your site MANY times and appreciate your reviews very much. Question for you, what type of barbell do you use?

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    1. You’re welcome Tiffany! I actually use 3 different barbells. I have had them a long time so I don’t know if any of them are still available. My first I bought about a decade ago. It was a set from Dicks Sporting Goods. The bar weighs 15 pounds and it came with 100 pounds of plates. It had clips to hold the plates on but I purchased barbell clamps that can be removed and replaced quickly https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IQD7UWO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1.

      Then when I got my squat/chest press rack, I needed a full size barbell that would fit on the rack properly. I also bought it from Dicks’s Sporting Goods but I ordered it online. It weights 20 pounds and is longer than my other 2.

      My 3rd barbell came with Les Mills Pump. I bought the Beachbody program on a Black Friday sale about 5 years ago. It is the same barbell that Cathe uses in her workouts. The bar is 5 pounds.

      I don’t know if this helps at all but those are the barbells I used.


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