Express ARMS + ABS | 8 Minute TONING HIIT for Upper Body Strength + Shape without Weights

When last we left our intrepid heroine (me), she was as sore as all get-out from that Kettlebell workout.  So, what’s a girl to do when she can barely move her arms or legs?  An ab workout, of course!  🙂

I really like workouts that keep me close to the couch (click here to see the workout I made specifically for the couch!).  I feel much more motivated to workout when I know that I could sit down and be comfy at any moment if I really wanted to.  I haven’t actually done it yet, but it’s nice to know that it’s an option.

Being only eight minutes long, I thought for sure this would qualify as an “easy” workout, but – as often happens – I proved myself wrong within the first two minutes.  This workout is tough and sweaty!  But, thankfully, very short, and pretty portable, too – you can print out this breakdown and take it with you any place that has something sturdy to hang onto.  Watch the video below for form tips, or leave me a comment if you have questions!

8 Minute ABS and ARMS HIIT Workout Breakdown - Pahla B Fitness

Express ARMS + ABS | 8 Minute TONING HIIT for Upper Body Strength + Shape without Weights

Set your timer for intervals of 55 seconds and 5 seconds (I wanted to work for a whole minute, but it just made more sense to build in some transition time – some of them are a little awkward).  Do each exercise for one 55-second interval.

  • Side Crunches (left side)
  • Side Scoops (left side)
  • Side Crunches (right side)
  • Side Scoops (right side)
  • Elevated Crunches (feet on couch, try to touch the couch on each rep)
  • Decline Pushups (feet on couch, hands on the floor)
  • Walk the Planks (try to do the same amount on each side)
  • Leg Raises + Reverse Crunches (built-in finisher!)

What motivates you to workout??

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