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15-Minute Fat-Burning Workout To Tone Your Entire Body

The six-exercise HIIT circuit will get you fit fast.
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The Betty Rocker, aka Bree Argetsinger, is a health coach and fitness motivator, who regularly shares videos of her "fast fun" workouts that can be done anywhere, diet hacks, and healthy living tips. In a recent YouTube video she shared a 15-minute full body HIIT circuit that you can do in the comfort of your own home – or anywhere else for that matter. 

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You Can Do This 15 Minute Workout Anywhere

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"We're going to get super energized, burst some fat work all of our muscles, head to toe in just about 15 minutes, so pay close attention to the form, tips and modifications that I share with you and use the information below this video on the blog for all of the additional mods and form tips for you to read through," she says, adding that the workout requires zero equipment, can be done "absolutely anywhere," and will "totally energize you and make you feel amazing." She recommends keeping a water bottle on hand. "We want to stay hydrated and feel free to pause the video at any time if you need a little more rest than what I'm taking" she adds. 

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Exercise 1: Squat Thrusts

The first exercise in the circuit is called a squat thrust. "You're going to drop down, plate your hands below your shoulders, shoot your feet back, then jump it back, load the weight in your heels and jump up," she explains, adding that "you can absolutely take the jump out of it and just power up into a squat, squeezing your butt as you come up, go at your own pace." 

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Exercise 2: Super Mario

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Next up, an exercise called Super Mario. "If you ever played Mario Brothers, when you're a kid, you'll love this," she says. It starts by stepping back "with our left knee and as we power up, we're going to reach for a gold coin with our left hand, so it's a reverse lunge and a jump," she explains. "So just a little hop on the left foot." If the move is too challenging, she suggests leaving out the jump. "I want you to power up with a knee drive, step back into reverse lunge, power up with the knee drive. Make sure when you do this that you land lightly to the last one," she says. Then, switch sides and balance weight on the right foot, stepping back with the left and reaching for a gold coin with the right hand. 

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Exercise 3: V Ups

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Next up is a core exercise called V Ups. Okay. "A V Up is when you use your core and you lift your toes to meet your hands in the air, forming a V with your body," she explains. A modified version would be doing a knee up, with your knees up to your chest. "Each time you come down, make sure your lower back makes contact with the floor mat. That'll really help protect your back and really make sure you're getting enough out of this move."

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Exercise 4: Tuck Jump

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Next up? The tuck jump. "It is challenging. It'll get your heart rate back up," she says. Start by jump driving knees up towards the hands, "which we keep around chest or waist height," she instructs. A modification would be doing body squats instead. "Make sure you keep the weight back in your heels and in your butt and keep your chest lifting. If you're doing the tuck jump, be sure to land lightly." 

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Exercise 5: Two-Way Pushup

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Now it's time for a two-way pushup. "Come on down to the mat. Make sure your hands are stacked below your shoulders. Do a regular pushup. Then walk your hands out wide. Do a wide pushup, hands in, push up wide, push up," she instructs. "Absolutely fine to come down to your knees here at any time you want to save your chest and arms, be up on your toes as much as you can, and then drop down to your knees straight. Be sure your back is not arched."

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Exercise 6: Alternating Reverse Curtsy Lunge to Kick

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The final move is called an alternating reverse curtsy lunge to kick. "Here's what we're going to do. We're going to step it back into a reverse curtsy lunge. As you come up, we're going to kick step reverse curtsy on the other side. Kick step it over kick," she continued. "If that kick feels a little bit too much, if you don't want to do it, I want you to switch to a knee," she says. You could also have a chair here in front of you to hold onto the back of it to help you find your balance. 

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Go Through the Circuit Three Times

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Each set of exercises takes about five minutes. In the video she goes through the routine three times, for a total 15-minute workout. We suggest following along with Argetsinger's demonstration to avoid any injuries. According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) there are many reasons why circuit training is a good idea. Not only is it a highly efficient method, studies have found that it can help decrease the risk of disease – one study found that high intensity circuit training reared greater improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides compared to low intensity circuit training or traditional endurance training – and can also improve heart health, aid in weight loss, and improve overall strength.

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HIIT Workouts Have Many Benefits

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There is lots of research backing up the benefits of HIIT workouts, including body fat reduction, improved cardiovascular function, and mental health. It is also time effective. 

💪🔥Body Booster: If you can't do an exercise for whatever reason, making small modifications can help prevent injuries while still allowing you to achieve your health goals.

Leah Groth
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