HIIT – How it helped Ed Sheeran lose 3 stone
Better still, he’s done it really easily and without giving up pizza or beer, apparently. Ed’s girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, had recommended a HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workout for him so he only exercises for 10 minutes a day.
HIIT workouts have become extremely popular with fitness fans who don’t have a lot of spare time.
Ed said: “I didn’t realise how active I was on tour. My diet was pizza and beer, but because I was doing two hours a night I was really in shape.
“I stopped touring and carried on my diet of pizza and beer. Suddenly I didn’t fit in anything. I was like, ‘All my clothes have shrunk’.
So how did HIIT work for Ed?
“I did 10 minutes a day without fail – intervals of 30 seconds sprinting and 30 jogging. The key is to not miss a day, so you don’t have to do an hour.”
Since beginning the workout he’s dropped to 11.5 stone.
Want to follow in Ed’s footsteps and shred lbs the easy way?
Try this 30 minute HIIT workout designed specifically for beginners 3 – 4 times per week.
First of all, complete this two-minute warm-up to prep your muscles:
- Jog or march on the spot for 30 seconds.
- Standing tall, circle your arms backwards, one after the other, (as if you’re pretending to do the backstroke) for 30 seconds.
- Finally, perform a front lunge, side lunge and back lunge stepping with the same leg, then switch to the other leg and repeat. Continue for one minute. Now, you’re ready to HIIT it!
Do 3 rounds of the following for 45 seconds with 15 seconds of rest in between, for example…Push ups for 45 seconds rest for 15, squats for 45 – rest for 15, butt kicks for 45 – rest for 15 and so on until you’ve completed all 7 exercises then repeat another 2 rounds so you complete 3 in total.
- Push ups
- Butt kicks
- Tricep dips
- Side lunges
- Jumping jacks