6 Herbs to Help You HIIT the Gym

Most people would agree that getting to the gym can be a challenge. Sometimes it feels like there are never enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished and still find time for your personal fitness.

In comes “HIIT”, also known as High Intensity Interval Training. HIIT workouts are typically anywhere from 10-30 minutes in length and combine multiple cardiovascular and strength training exercises in short bursts of intense activity followed by recovery periods. And the best news of all is that many HIIT workouts can be done outside of the confines of a gym and you can simply use your own bodyweight for resistance instead of heavy weights.

7 Benefits of HIIT Workouts

  1. Burn more calories
  2. Lose more fat
  3. Gain muscle
  4. Improve body composition
  5. Support cardiovascular health
  6. Increase your metabolism…even hours after exercise
  7. Fun, challenging and easy to do anywhere, with no equipment needed

Maximize Your Time With This 15-Minute HIIT Workout

New to HIIT workouts? Try the simple routine below, which can be completed at home or the gym. Perform each exercise for 30 seconds and then break for 30 seconds in between each activity. Repeat the circuit twice for an invigorating 15-minute workout routine.

  1. Jumping Jacks ( 30 seconds)
  2. Break (30 seconds)
  3. Pulsing Squats (30 seconds)
  4. Break (30 seconds)
  5. Mountain Climbers (30 seconds)
  6. Break (30 seconds)
  7. Alternating Lunges (30 seconds)
  8. Break (30 seconds)
  9. High Knees (30 seconds)

Herbs to Support Your Pre-Workout Boost

Eleuthero

If just the thought of squeezing a workout in your busy day makes you feel tired, Eleuthero may be able to help. This adaptogen works within the body to manage stress while promoting healthy energy.* Another great choice is Energy Vitality, a long-time customer favorite containing Eleuthero plus Ginkgo, Ginseng, and Green Tea to help keep your energy levels high, so you have the boost you need to tackle that new HIIT workout.*

American Ginseng

 

American Ginseng is a sought after herb for people feeling tired and overtaxed.* It has been traditionally used for healthy stamina and endurance, so it’s a great herb to help you prepare for your next workout.* This energizing herb has a history rooted deep in Native American herbalism, dating back over 200 years. Ginseng Supreme combines both American Ginseng and Eleuthero for an herbal energy boost.*

Maca

Prized for centuries, Maca is a caffeine-free, edible herbaceous plant that has been traditionally used to support healthy energy and stamina. This is a popular choice for athletes striving for their peak performance.* Our Maca is grown and harvested in the Peruvian Andes and goes through a process known as gelatinization, which uses heat and water to make it easier to digest.* Maca powder is a great addition to a pre-workout smoothie, so you can bring your A game to your next sweat session.*

Herbs to Support Your Post-Workout Recovery

Turmeric

 

Our best-selling herb for a reason, Turmeric has long-standing popularity due to its ability to help reduce inflammation due to normal daily wear and tear.* Some of its earliest recorded uses can be found in Assyrian herbal accounts and Greek writings. Curcumins, or the active components in Turmeric, help to reduce aches and pains in times when you overdo it.* Our entire Turmeric Supreme line contains a full spectrum formula, providing support from the whole root as Nature intended. From heart health to joint support, the Turmeric Supreme line can help provide foundational support for all aspects of your life.*

Cordyceps

These distinctive looking orange mushrooms can help support physical recovery, whether it’s from a HIIT workout or a tough hike.* Highly valued in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Cordyceps were once only available for exclusive use by the emperor’s family in ancient China. Made with Cordyceps, Ashwagandha, and Ginger, Adaptogen Performance helps to support energy levels and restore equilibrium.* Energy Thrive Mushrooms & Herbs powder is a great post-workout smoothie addition with Cordyceps, Rhodiola, Maca, and Ashwagandha to help maintain the health of active individuals.*

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha can help you unwind after a challenging workout.* For over 2,000 years, Ashwagandha has been a revered adaptogenic Ayurvedic herb.* Ashwagandha Root is great for stress support, whether that be after a mentally draining week or an intensive HIIT workout.*

Take The First Step By Getting Started

A famous quote by Mark Twain says, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.” Adding HIIT workouts to your routine is an easy way to increase your fitness levels while maximizing your limited time. Take the first step, get started, and HIIT the gym. Learn more about HIIT workouts and other top fitness trends.


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