I hope you’re ready to work up a sweat! Today’s workout takes 18-Minutes per Round, and will work your ENTIRE body! Are you ready?
As a reminder, my new workout challenge starts this Sunday, with brand new workouts! It will be a 6-week workout program. I am also hosting a DietBet Challenge: www.DietBet.com/BenderFitness. If you are looking to lose weight, and you like the chance to win money you should check it out! The goal is to lose 4% of your body weight over the course of 4-weeks. Everyone who wins splits the bet money in the jackpot! I will be giving away TWO free entries to my Dietbet on my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/melissabenderfitness
Be sure to warm-up before today’s workout, and cool down after the workout. For a warm-up you should do 5-10 minutes of dynamic exercises (jump rope, jumping jacks, jogging, leg swings, etc) to get your body warm & ready to work at a high level of intensity. The warm-up will actually help you increase your calorie burn during the workout.
For your cool down, be sure to do some gentle jumping jacks, or jogging in place to let your heart rate calm down. Then you can finish with some stretching.
This workout is a fantastic cardio burning and muscle sculpting routine. I used two 15-pound dumbbells. You can choose whatever amount of weight is appropriate for you, or perform the exercises with body weight only. The weights do increase the intensity & burn, so I definitely recommend using them if they are available.
Here are links to some healthy recipe ideas for the week:
Honey Balsamic Brussel Sprouts Recipe
Savory Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe
Balsamic Chicken with Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Shrimp & Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash
Have fun with today’s routine!
PS You can find me on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter & Pinterest: @BenderFitness and on Facebook @MelissaBenderFitness
Jesse is on Instagram: @BenderCrosby1
Equipment: 2 Dumbbells, Chair or Bench
Interval Timer: 18 Rounds of 10/50
Beginner: 10 reps, 30 Seconds Cardio Bursts
Intermediate: 15 reps, 40 Seconds Cardio Bursts
Advanced: 20 reps, 50 Seconds Cardio Bursts
- High Knees
- Warrior Deadlift-Right
- Warrior Deadlift-Left
- High Knees
- Chair Squat Pendulum Press-Right
- Chair Squat Pendulum Press-Left
- High Knees
- Runner’s Lunge Lift-Right
- Runner’s Lunge Lift-Left
- High Knees
- Modified Pistol Squat Tap (Sit to Stand)-Right
- Modified Pistol Squat Tap (Sit to Stand)-Left
- High Knees
Optional: Pair with 30-Minutes Cardio of Choice
25 thoughts on “18 Minute HIIT Fat Burn: Cardio Blasting Full Body Sculpt Workout”
Love this one!! Will be 2 rounds of it today after work. BRING ON THE SWEAT!
Pick me. I need the last push to lose 8lbs.
Love your workouts!! I need the motivation to get back into working out and eating healthy!
I have been lackluster in my commitment to post-natal fitness because of school and motherhood. I would love a free entry to the dietbet to have something to keep me accountable, prevent me from making excuses and to have a network of people working towards the same goal to lean on. Also, you’re my fitness hero.
LOVED this one. Did two rounds and felt amazing. Thank you! Love your workouts. 🙂
One week postpartum with my second, a little boy! Super excited to be eating healthy the next few weeks and then start your workouts again! This would be a great motivator for me
I just completed Jamie Easons diet bet challenge, loosing 7lbs! I still have 10 to go to get back to pre baby! I used your HITT videos for all of my extra cardio and finished out my last day before the bet last Sunday with one of your videos! I love your 30 day challenge and am excited to go from one bet to the yours to keep working toward my goal! The accountability has been such a motivator!
I am starting these work outs today. I need to do something! Lol
I’ve been stuck at my current weight and need a push, but really can’t afford to do the diet bet… so a free entry may be the push I need!
This is perfect timing for me to start my weight-loss journey and to gain strength and stamina… my twins started school on Monday and they are entering the third grade. I feel like by getting the free entry into your program this would help motivate me plus who does not like extra money? I come from a sales background so money motivates!! And of course I would look forward to the videos when your baby boy is in the back ground. Thank you for this exciting program and I hope I am one of the ones chosen
Would love to win to continue to stay motivated for my family!
So thrilled to see more recipes! I have no problem with busting myself to workout, but eating right is a struggle. Thanks for the new recipes to try!
After following a meal plan for the last 6 months and working out 6 days a week have only lost about 22 lbs. This would be a great way to keep that momentum going and continue to lower my BMI.
I’m really looking forward to the DietBet challenge! I’m a single mom of three and domestic abuse survivor — getting my fitness back has been SO powerful in making me feel like I can give my kids the life they deserve. I’m crossing my fingers for a free entry because the budget this month is tight with all of the major back-to-school expenses I’ve been paying. 🙂 Thanks for all that you do, Melissa!
Good luck!!! To get out of a domestic abuse situation, raise three kids, and make yourself physically strong shows how strong you are in a multitude of ways. That’s motivational. <3
I am so excited about doing your diet bet! I am just finishing my first one and It has been a long time since I have felt so motivated (with my diet… I love working out!) This is just what I have been needing.
Thank you for your site. I work out exclusively from home at the moment and I love how real you are, how relatable, and how motivating you are.
I would love to win an entry. I have 40 pounds to go!
I had my second son 10 months ago and have struggled to build a consistent routine now that I have two kiddos… This challenge bet would be a great push for me to build much needed consistency!
I have always loved your workouts… this is the kick I need to get back on it!
I have been following you for over a year now and your workouts have pushed my limits each time I love it! Recently I’ve hit a point where my weight has not moved for the last month even with my diet and current routine. I wish you would choose me and help me lose the last 15lb I’m fighting against. I’m committed to my health and being an example to my children and their healthy futures. ✌
The Dietbet would be a great community resource for me. With your help and fellow dietbeters I might achieve my goal.
Love this one, although last time I did it, I had major back spasm after the pistol squats… Oh well I’m back now to try again… Sweaty!
I just finished this after my run! I’m so exhausted after one round. This was awesome!
I would love to win a free entry into your Dietbet. I’ve been really lacking the motivation to lose weight, but i’m not happy at my current weight. I’m exhausted all the time and I know it’s due to a lack of healthy eating and exercise. Having the support system of the dietbet would help give me motivation. As much as I would like to be a smaller size, I really want to develop a healthy lifestyle. Really hoping I can win this entry!!
I would love to win a free entry into your Dietbet! I’m not happy with my current weight, but I’ve been lacking motivation to lose it. I’m exhausted all of the time and I know it’s due to my bad eating habits and lack of exercise. Being part of this Dietbet and having this support system would help keep me motivated. And while I would love to be a smaller size, I really want to get back to living a healthy life. Really hoping to win this entry!!