5 HIIT Workouts To Get Your Heart Racing

By Ffion McGowan, Snap Fitness 








Summer is fast approaching and typically the time of year we all start to think about getting ready for summer holidays with an extra gym session or two. Why not try one of these HIIT style workouts to get your heart rate up and mix up your training sessions.

Tabatta Style

For this workout, you will perform each exercise for 20 seconds with 10 seconds rest before moving onto the next exercise.
Complete all exercises in a circuit for 5 rounds for a quick 15 minute heart raiser!

  • Squat & Press
  • High Knees
  • Press Ups
  • Plank Up Downs
  • Mountain Climbers
  • In & Out Jumps



With this workout, you will complete all the exercises in 10 minutes for ‘As Many Rounds as Possible’! Keep going until the clock gets down to 0. This workout requires no equipment whatsoever, just your body!

  • 5 X Burpees
  • 10 X Squats
  • 20 X Jumping Lunges or Reverse Lunges
  • 10 X Mountain Climbers
  • 5 X Press ups



‘Every minute on the minute’- For this workout, you will complete the reps of each exercise within a minute, the remaining time is rest time. If you can finish in time. Complete the 5 exercises 3 times through.
You will need 2 dumbbells and a kettlebell for this one.

  • 10 X Devil Press
  • 15 X Kettlebell Swings
  • 20 X Goblet Squats
  • 15 X Alternating Dumbbell Snatch
  • 10 X Squat & Press with Dumbbells


Ladder Workout

This workout will start with 20 seconds of each exercise and 10 seconds rest for 1 full round. Once you have completed round 1, take a full minute rest before round 2 of 30 seconds on 10 seconds rest.
Repeat 1 minute rest after the full round again, then repeat all exercises again for 40 seconds on 10 seconds off.
Take a minute rest again then work back down from 40 seconds again, 30 seconds then 20 seconds!

  • Plate Ground to Overhead
  • Box Jumps
  • Plate Thrusters
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Plank Up Downs


Chipper Workout

No time limit for this one, you’ll be working down from 100 reps of an exercise to 10.
Complete all of the reps for each exercise before moving down the ladder to chip away!
Why not test yourself and time your first attempt and try to beat it next time?

  • 100 X Single Skips with Skipping Rope
  • 90 X Air Squats
  • 80 X Lunges
  • 70 X Russian Twists
  • 60 X Shoulder Press with Dumbbells
  • 50 X Step Ups with Dumbbells
  • 40 X Sit Ups
  • 30 X Push Ups
  • 20 X Jump Squats
  • 10 X Burpees