10 Minute Low Impact Cardio HIIT Workout is an awesome and intense little low impact cardio workout. It is actually 12 minutes but that is because Amy includes a brief intro, a warm up and a cool down. I have been doing this workout several times a week for a while now. I discovered it before my shoulder surgery when I was doing Amy’s kettlebell workouts and realized this was appropriate for me to continue to do after my surgery. These short workouts are not part of my normal hour long morning workout. I don’t even stack them for my afternoon doubles workout. Now that I am teleworking, I have been using Amy’s (and other trainers) short workouts as fitness breaks during my work day. Which means I have not been doing this workout with a weighted vest or belt or ankle weights like I wear when doing my morning workouts and my doubles workouts–which would definitely kick up the intensity. But just by itself, this little workout gets my heart racing and makes me sweat. Combine this with with one (or more) of Amy’s other low impact HIIT workouts and you could get a longer intense low impact workout. I have already reviewed one of her longer low impact HIIT workouts you could combine it with: 25 Minute Low Impact Cardio HIIT Workout and I will be doing and reviewing another one of her low impact HIIT workouts next week. You could combine all 3 for an intense hour long low impact cardio workout.
This workout is made up of 3 exercises. 2 of those exercises are repeated on the other side of the body. Each exercise is done for 45 seconds with a 15 second recovery. One circuit is 5 exercises then you repeat that circuit so your actual work time is 10 minutes. Amy shows easier versions of each exercise.
10 Minute Low Impact Cardio HIIT Workout is 12 minutes; 35 second intro, 30 second warm up and 1 minute cool down.
- Step out into deep squat touching fingertips to floor then stand and do a knee raise, pulling arms down from overhead to knee
- Repeat #1 on other side of body
- Low jacks with arm variations
- Deep reverse lunge touching fingertips to floor beside front foot then stand and do a knee raise, pulling arms down from overhead to knee
- Repeat #4 on other side of body
- Repeat #1-5