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5 Best HIIT Abdominal Exercises | Sweat440

Curious about HIIT workout classes near me? Wondering if you’re up to the challenge? Sweat440’s HIIT is designed for all fitness levels.

5 Best HIIT Abdominal Exercises | Sweat440

HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts are designed to push you to your limits. They involve working out at your maximum capacity, usually around 90% of your total heart rate, for a fixed period, followed by a cool-down period. You have to alternate between high-intensity workouts and low-intensity workouts or rest periods. HIIT workouts are especially useful because they encourage your body to continue burning calories long after your workout is complete.

High-intensity interval training was initially only used for cardiovascular purposes, such as running, cycling, and other activities that target fat burning. However, HIIT workouts can also be used for muscle development and body conditioning purposes. You can use the same HIIT formula for weight training and strength training purposes as well. Unlike other workout modalities, HIIT workouts burn calories and lead to fat loss with simultaneous muscle development, giving you a lean and sculpted appearance.

HIIT workouts can help with muscle development in any part of the body, including the legs, core, chest, arms, etc., depending on the chosen exercises. This article provides an overview of the best HIIT abdominal exercises and introduces you to the best workout program for HIIT ab workouts — Sweat440.

 

Top 5 HIIT Ab Workouts

1. Russian Twists

Lie down on the floor with your feet close together. Raise your torso, bringing it to an acute angle with the floor. Bend your knees, bringing them halfway towards your chest. Extend your arms completely and twist your torso towards the right until your hands touch the floor. Repeat the same motion on the left side. Hold the twist on both sides for at least one second. You can increase the intensity of the workout by holding dumbbells, kettlebells, or weight plates. This HIIT ab workout targets the obliques.

2. Planks

Lie down on the floor with your feet close together. Push your body upwards by your forearms and toes. Keep your elbows close together and ensure your arms are perpendicular to your body. Keep your entire back straight and parallel to the floor, avoiding an arch on the hips. Hold the position for as long as your HIIT workout dictates. You can increase the intensity by adding weight plates on your back.

3. Mountain Climbers

Lie down on the floor in the prone position, move into a plank position, and raise yourself until the entire weight of your body rests on your toes and palms. Keep your torso stable and stationary as you bring your left knee towards your chest, hold the contraction, return to the initial position, and then repeat the motion with the right knee. This HIIT ab workout also targets your upper body muscles and obliques.

4. Bicycle Crunch

Lie down on the floor with your feet close together. Interlock your fingers behind your head, your elbows spread out to the sides. As you bring your left knee towards your chest, twist your torso towards the right. Your right elbow should gently touch your left knee. Return to the initial position. And repeat the motion from the opposite side. Hold the contraction for one second on each side. Perform as many reps as you can within the given HIIT workout timeframe.

5. Side Planks with Leg Lift

Side planks with leg lifts are a more challenging variation on the traditional planks, primarily targeting the obliques. As you lie down on the left side, you have to prop your body up on your left elbow and stretch your right arms out above you. Your knees should be completely straight. Now raise one leg as high as it goes, toes pointing outwards. Hold the position as long as possible. Repeat on the other side.

HIIT Workouts for Abs at Sweat440

HIIT ab workouts use the same primary movements and exercises as traditional ab workouts — the only thing that changes is the frequency, time, and methodology. HIIT ab workouts need to be executed in clockwork style, executing a specific period of high-intensity movements followed by brief rest periods. Sweat440 is the best group fitness gym focused on HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts for the entire body, including the abdominals.

During a 40-minute Sweat440 HIIT workout, you have to complete a series of four fitness stations, each consisting of 3 sets of 3 exercises. Each set lasts 45 seconds to 50 seconds, with the remaining 10 to 15 seconds being your designated rest period. You complete the 3 sets of 3 exercises in 9 minutes and take the final minute to recover and move to the next fitness station. This format works like clockwork precision, taking you through all the fitness stations until you’re done with the entire workout.

Sweat440 provides HIIT workouts for abs, legs, arms, and all other major muscle groups on different days. The HIIT ab workouts are scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, with core training components on the weekends with all other muscle groups. Even though Sweat440’s HIIT workouts target all major muscle groups, core training plays a key role in almost every workout. You can report the workout as many times a week as you need.

The following is Sweat440’s HIIT workouts schedule:

  • Monday: Lower Body
  • Tuesday: Upper Body/Core
  • Wednesday: Core/Conditioning
  • Thursday: Lower Body/Core
  • Friday: Upper Body/Core
  • Saturday: Total Body Conditioning
  • Sunday: Total Body Conditioning

Schedule your Free HIIT Abs Workout

Sweat440 has gyms in Canada’s Montreal, New York, Florida, and Texas. We provide free sweat sessions for all first-timers, so we encourage you to schedule your free HIIT abs workout at your nearest Sweat440 gym.

 

 

5 Best HIIT Abdominal Exercises | Sweat440

Top HIIT Ab Workouts
  • Russian Twists
  • Planks
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Bicycle Crunch
  • Side Planks with Leg Lifts
Sweat440 Training Advantages
  • Monday: Lower Body
  • Tuesday: Upper Body/Core
  • Wednesday: Core/Conditioning
  • Thursday: Lower Body/Core
  • Friday: Upper Body/Core
  • Saturday: Total Body Conditioning
  • Sunday: Total Body Conditioning