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Stadium HIIT Workout

Stadium HIIT Workout

Alternative names I considered for this workout . . . “90 Aisles of Pain” and “Death by Intervals.”

This workout is consistently difficult. It never gets easier. You just learn what your pain threshold is before your legs completely give up and you’re gasping for air.

But just like anything else, the more you run stadiums, the better you become at it. Then it’s time to raise the stakes. In Florida, add in 93-degree weather plus 90 percent humidity, and you’re in for complete exhaustion because when you gasp for air, it’s hot, thick and humid.

Fun times.

So have I convinced you to try my Stadium HIIT Workout below yet? If it’s good enough for Tim Tebow, it’s good enough for me. 🙂

Stadium HIIT Workout from Hungry Gator Gal

Note: I usually warm up for this particular workout by running one lap around the stadium or completing this Stadium Workout Warm-up. Don’t forget to stretch afterward too.

Fun facts: I ran up/down every step in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (a.k.a. The Swamp) in 2013 as a senior in college, and my calves felt like they were on fire for three days afterward. But despite the torture, the Swamp is my favorite place to workout, and running stadiums is my favorite workout of all time.

Questions:

  1. Do you ever workout in a stadium?
  2. What’s your favorite way to complete HIIT? Cycle? Running? Running stairs? Etc.
  3. What’s your favorite workout of all time?

 

More About HIIT Workouts:

What Is the Best HIIT Workout?

3 Quick HIIT Workouts for Beginners 

HIIT Workout: What It Is and Why It Works

Related HGG Posts:

Stadium Strength Circuits Workout 

Quick Cardio Tabata Sets

Quick Cardio Tabata Sets from Hungry Gator Gal

26-Minute Boredom Busting Treadmill Workout

26-Minute Boredom-Busting Treadmill Workout from Hungry Gator Gal

26-Minute Boredom-Busting Treadmill Workout

26-Minute Boredom-Busting Treadmill Workout

The treadmill is far from being a “dreadmill” with this 26-minute boredom-busting workout.

26-Minute Boredom-Busting Treadmill Workout from Hungry Gator Gal

Seriously though. If you think 26 minutes is nothing, you’re in for a surprise. The first half of the workout includes a seriously difficult speed pyramid. Then you finish off strong with speed intervals.

In other words, you’re testing both your speed and endurance in one workout. More bang for your workout buck if you ask me.

Complete this workout by itself if you’re short on time, but feel free to complete 15-30 minutes of strength training before or afterward. I like to do upper body work because my legs are pretty much JELL-O after a treadmill workout like this one.

Let me know if you give it a try. I’d love to know what you think. 🙂

Question:

  1. Do you like or dislike treadmill workouts?
  2. How often do you train with intervals or pyramids?

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Quick Cardio Tabata Sets

Quick Cardio Tabata Sets from Hungry Gator Gal

5-4-3-2-1 Lower Body Blast Workout

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Quick Bicep & Tricep Blast 

Quick Bicep & Tricep Blast Workout from hungrygatorgal.com

WIAW #13: Something Different

WIAW #13: Something Different

Hi everybody! How’s your “hump” day been?

Mine has been pretty low-key so far. I slept in super late (11:30 a.m.!!!) because I barely slept Monday night. My brain was just wired for some reason and wouldn’t shut off. However, I’m pretty sure last night’s 10 hours made up for the energy deficit.

After quickly changing into workout gear, I headed straight to my apartment’s gym facilities for a few arm and leg strength-training interval sets mixed with cardio bursts. These workouts, which I’ve done on my own for a while now, are even more fun since I learned new moves from total body. I finished my workout with about 15 minutes of core work.

By the way, I know HGG focuses mainly on food, but would you guys like to see some of my workouts? I’m not a personal trainer or expert, but I’m always looking for fitness ideas to keep things interesting. I’d love to provide you guys with some fun new moves and workouts if you’re interested! 🙂

Speaking of keeping things interesting, yesterday’s eats included a good mix of old and new foods, which means you guys are in for a treat on this What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW).  

Enjoy!

Breakfast – 8:20 a.m.


I started the day nice and early with one egg scrambled with two egg whites; one al fresco apple maple chicken sausage link; broccoli; and ketchup. A warm piece of birthday banana bread with a pat of butter rounded out the meal.


Snack – 11 a.m.

 

 

I munched on what’s left of my homemade apple chips before heading to criminological theory class. I didn’t eat the almonds and orange at that time.


Lunch – 2 p.m.

 

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I headed over to Chipotle to meet my friend Ashley for lunch and ordered a steak salad with pinto beans; corn; tomatillored chili salsa; cheese; brown rice; romaine; and some fajita vegetables.

The lunch was definitely a treat for the girl who packs her lunch religiously every Tuesday and Thursday. 
 

Afternoon Snacks – 3:30 and 4 p.m.

 

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Ashley and I walked to her apartment after finishing lunch to do some homework. I munched on a chocolate chip cookie while studying, but I’m not sure if it was homemade or not. Either way it tasted delicious.

I was still a little hungry after eating the cookie, so I reached in my bag for the orange. I couldn’t find it and looked around to find Ashley’s adorable cat rolling the orange-in-a-bag all over the floor with her paws

Animals. Gotta love ’em. 🙂

Dinner – 7:30 p.m.



I was craving a pancake but wanted something a bit more nutritious. I opted for one of my favorite healthy treats – a chocolate omelet with a bunch of spinach blended into the batter. I topped the mean, green monster with a drizzle of honey, banana slices and a tablespoon of peanut butter. 
 

Midnight Snack

 

As if I didn’t eat enough peanut butter. . . 

A crazy craving for my favorite food hit around midnight, so I ate a few spoonfuls of the nut butter while diving into my impulse buy of the week – Peanut Butter Toast Crunch. I had a 75cents-off coupon for this new-but-actually-old cereal, which was on sale for $1.99 per box at Publix.

Seriously people – don’t buy the peanut buttery squares if you have no self-control with cereal. They are too good to stay away from! 

 

Questions:

 

  1. Do you ever have a night when your brain won’t let you fall asleep?

  2. What was your latest impulse buy?

     

Related HGG Posts:

 

WIAW #12: Bad Start, Good Eats

 

 

 

WIAW #11: Brrrr, It’s Cold! 

 

 

WIAW #10: Winter Wellness

 

 

 

Of Possible Interest:

10 strategies for a more restful night’s sleep – Behavior on NBCNEWS.com

Weekend Circuit Workout – Peanut Butter Fingers

WIAW #71: Wiped – My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries