FEATURED EXERCISES: Staggered-Stance Push-ups | Bicycle Crunches | Renegade Rows | 3 Lateral Shuffles + 1 Burpee | EQUIPMENT: Dumbbells
FEATURED EXERCISES: Squat Jumps | Around-the-World Plank Thrusters | Alternating Lunge Jumps | Butt Kickers
FEATURED EXERCISES: Right Hip Dips | Alternating Curtsy Lunge + Hammer Curl | Left Hip Dips | Alternating Lunge + Overhead Press | EQUIPMENT: Dumbbells
FEATURED EXERCISES: Air Squats | Spiderman Abs | Right Reverse Lunge to Knee-Drive Hop | Left Reverse Lunge to Knee-Drive Hop
FEATURED EXERCISES: Stability Ball Forearm Plank | Stability Ball Right Single-Leg Hamstring Curls | Stability Ball Left Single-Leg Hamstring Curls | Stability Ball Pike to Plank | EQUIPMENT: Stability Ball
FEATURED EXERCISES: Romanian Deadlift + Upright Row | Jumping Jacks | High Plank with Knee Drive + Internal Twist | Pike Push-ups | EQUIPMENT: Dumbbells
FEATURED EXERCISES: Ice Skaters | Right Pendulum Lunges | Left Pendulum Lunges | Mountain Climbers
FEATURED EXERCISES: Switch Kicks | Crossover Push-ups | Left Wood Chopper Reverse Lunges | Right Wood Chopper Reverse Lunges | EQUIPMENT: One Dumbbell
FEATURED EXERCISES: Burpees | High-Low Plank Walk | In-Out Squats | V-ups
FEATURED EXERCISES: Squat + Internally Rotated Overhead Press | Alternating Lunge + Hammer Curl | Sumo Squat + Overhead Tricep Extension | Wall Sit + Front Raise | EQUIPMENT: Dumbbells
Finish off each #17MinutesStronger workout with a 1-minute plank, any variation you like. Here are just a few examples.
Each #17MinutesStronger workout features a circuit of 4 exercises, which you’ll repeat 4 times in 16 minutes. Then finish up with a 1-minute plank, any variation you like. (See “Plank Variations” post for examples.)
I recommend downloading a HIIT timer app (like Seconds Pro from the App Store). Set the number of sets to 16; then choose your high/low intervals based on your experience or conditioning level:
BEGINNER: 30 seconds work/30 seconds rest
INTERMEDIATE: 40 seconds work/20 seconds rest
ADVANCED: 45 seconds work/15 seconds rest, or repeat circuit 5 times (increasing duration to 20 minutes)
Seconds Pro App
Seconds Pro, from the App Store, allows you to set up and save unlimited workout timers. (The free version offers similar functionality but doesn’t allow you to save custom timers.)
You can follow these simple instructions to set up a #17MinutesStronger timer:
- On the My Timers screen, click + in the upper-right corner.
- On the Choose Template screen, select HIIT Timer.
- On the HIIT Timer screen, set the Number of Sets to 16.
- Set your High Intensity and Low Intensity intervals based on the recommendations above.
- Set Cool Down to 1:00. This will serve as your 1-minute plank timer.
- Click Save in the upper-right corner. This will save your custom timer to the My Timers screen.
Note: Seconds Pro is the app I use personally, because it’s extremely versatile and easy to use. I don’t receive any compensation for suggesting it to you. There are dozens of HIIT timer apps that will work equally well.