Get Your Heart Racing With This Silent but Sweaty, No-Equipment AMRAP Workout

Get Your Heart Racing With This Silent but Sweaty, No-Equipment AMRAP Workout

Let us introduce you to your new favorite acronym: AMRAP, aka "as many reps as possible." AMRAP workouts are a subset of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which is known for its fat-burning, cardiovascular, and endurance-building benefits — and its efficiency. You go as hard and as fast as you can during the "on" interval, rest during the "off" interval, and repeat — a structure that's meant to push you to your limit and then past it. You might be picturing tons of burpees, tuck jumps, squat jumps, maybe even a sprint or two, and all those moves are fair game in an AMRAP workout. But the AMRAP structure also lends itself well to lower-impact bodyweight moves; if you're going as hard as you can, your heart will be racing even when you're not jumping and sprinting. That's what makes this 18-minute no-equipment AMRAP workout created by NASM-certified personal trainer and Memphis 901 FC performance coach Chris Collins so great: all the moves are low-impact and quiet. "Following this format makes for a tough and effective workout that allows one to enhance strength and cardio endurance by just using bodyweight," Collins told POPSUGAR. You can do this cardio-strength workout anywhere, including in small apartments with neighbors on all sides, and still improve your endurance, challenge your strength, and get your heart pumping. It's a routine that will "get your heart rate up without disturbing the peace," Collins said. Enticed? Check out the full workout below, and keep reading for instructions on how to ...
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