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fitbit and HIIT at home

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Mellowautumn Sun 03-Apr-16 17:59:17

Is a fitbit worth getting for the 10, 000step s and ccan you do HITT at home with no equipment?

Mellowautumn Sun 03-Apr-16 18:40:12

Have just discovered the right thread !

holeinmyheart Sun 03-Apr-16 20:44:07

I walk 2.7 miles a day and then I need to do a bit of housework and I am done. It takes quite a lot of exercise to achieve 10,000 steps a day. But I am a pensioner.

I don't think you could do it at home unless you were on the go all day. If you had DCs and walked them to school, you might be able to get to 10,000. Or do an exercise class or dvd at home.
You can always programme it at a lower step count and see how you get on and then work up to more steps.
I like it personally.

Mellowautumn Sun 03-Apr-16 21:04:07

I'm on a grown up 'gap year' at the moment so have time for a few months till I start at collage in September.

holeinmyheart Sun 03-Apr-16 22:27:46

I have a pair of weights at home, but that's it. What the Fitbit does is make me 'do something'
I feel quite a frisson of satisfaction when it buzzes on my wrist. That is the signal that I have done the 10,000 steps.
If I do some serious hill walking I have got up to 30,000 steps.

I am a slob basically and would lounge about a lot eating cake. However I have this awful nagging voice in my head that says ' you need to be fitter, you need to get into those size 12 clothes, you need to not eat cake' etc.
The Fitbit is another aid to protect me from myself.

Mellowautumn Mon 04-Apr-16 04:12:19

Yep - I have very similat issues - which one do you have?

BigChocFrenzy Mon 04-Apr-16 08:20:01

Hi, Mellow
You can certainly do HIIT at home, no equipment required.

Level 1 Shred is free on YouTube. You can use tins or plastic bottles for weights
OR
Do your own exercises with just bodyweight:
Download a free timer App to set your interval timings.
You do need a sports bra, plus loose T-shirt, shorts / jeggings, trainers
Ideally, get a skipping rope too, very cheap and great exercise

HIIT Exercises:
Rope-skipping, burpees, jumping jacks, spotty dog, punching air, step-ups, squats, lunges, pressups, tricep dips on a step, situps, plank, side plank with hip raises, leg raises ...
or do different exercises for each interval.

If you can get outside, do sprinting intervals, with jogging for recovery. Or if you are less fit, do walking intervals - brisk / normal pace.

Anyone is welcome to join us on the IF / 5:2 Exercise Thread #3 for support and advice.
info, videos and exercise descriptions in the OP there.

YesThisIsMe Mon 04-Apr-16 08:24:55

You could get a pedometer app for your smartphone. Not as accurate as a Fitbit but adequate to motivate you to walk.

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