A quick answer to a dear friend who asked about HIIT routines and clean eating.
HIIT routines: I mix things up between INSANITY movements like heisman, high knees, drop kicks, high jump w knee to elbow, typical burpees, etc. with plyo movement like jump lunges, jump squats, box jumps, etc.
Typically I’ll write out or think out a set of exercises, 3-4, and repeat them 3-6 times through as a circuit. For instance:
Jump lunge, High knees, Mountain climbers, Burpees: 30 seconds to a minute of each, break 20-30 seconds between each set of four exercises, 3-6 times through.
You can also do HIIT on the treadmill or elliptical or anywhere that you choose to raise your heart rate at intervals.
The very essential definition of clean eating, TO ME, is not eating foods with additives and preservatives. FOR ME, however, this doesn’t mean frozen food is bad, for instance frozen tilapia or asparagus, even though it affects nutrient absorption.
I choose to eat mostly fruits and lean proteins that are not genetically sourced, and I avoid foods with many ingredients, chemicals, additives, preservatives, food coloring, etc.
Most of my meals look like this:
Baked or boiled chicken OR baked tilapia OR lean ground turkey OR lean ground beef OR other fish
+ veggies such as asparagus, broccoli, spaghetti squash, etc.
+ healthy fat like 1/4 avocado, almonds, tsp pb, etc.
+ sometimes a carbohydrate such as brown rice, rice cakes, quinoa, oats, etc.
I do a slightly modified “IIFYM” routine in the off season, but in general I stick to protein, carb, fat ratios and have a limited amount of fruit, no alcohol, and rarely sugar or any treats. I feel amazing when I don’t, so I keep that to once a week or less.
Hope that helps! ❤
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