There's a reason Khloe Kardashian has insanely toned abs, sculpted arms, and a tiny waist.
The reality star puts in work at the gym and it absolutely shows through her Instagram pics.
Khloe's personal trainer, Joel Bouraima, aka Coach Joe, revealed her HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workout to Women's Health and, while it clearly works wonders for Khloe, I wanted to see how it would fare on the average person.
I am by no means a fitness newbie, but I prefer lifting weights at my own slow pace and I absolutely despise anything too intense.
With that being said, I was nervously up to the challenge.
Even though Khloe reportedly gets to the gym at 5.30am, I'd like to think she allows herself to sleep in a bit on the weekends, so I got up at 8am to warm up and stretch, as she does herself.
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Khloe's workout also didn't specify weight or rest periods, so I used 8-pound dumbbells and tried to only give myself 20-30 seconds of rest in between sets.
Follow down below to see how I barely managed to complete Khloe's workout.
1.SIDE STEP WITH DUMBBELL – 4 SETS, 30 SECONDS
The first move in Khloe's HIIT workout is a side-step with a dumbbell.
While holding one 8-pound dumbbell to my chest, I got in a squat position and took three steps to the left, then three steps to the right for four sets.
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This was a nice way to ease into some of the more intense moves later on in the workout.
But by the second set, my thighs were on fire.
2. TRICEP DIP + TRICEP PUSH-UPS – 4 SETS, 10 REPS EACH
Up next were tricep dips followed immediately by tricep push-ups.
I knew these moves were going to be a doozy as I am a bit lacking in upper body strength, and as it turned out, I was right.
These moves were extremely hard to complete, and I could probably only do five reps of each exercise before falling to the floor.
It was at this point I said to myself: "Oh boy, what did I get myself into?"
3. FOREARM PLANKS + MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS – 4 SETS, 15 SECONDS EACH
The third move in Khloe's HIIT workout was a combo of forearm planks into mountain climbers.
After wrecking my arms with the tricep moves, I was glad to focus on a different body part, however, the planks got my abs and arms burning.
The mountain climbers also got my heart rate up and by the end of the four sets, I started to feel like I was working hard.
4. THRUSTER SQUAT + BICEP CURL + OVERHEAD PRESS – 4 SETS, 10 REPS EACH
Khloe then heads into another combo move – a thruster squat into a bicep curl with an overhead press.
To be honest, it was a bit difficult to get the hang of this combo and I didn't get into a good rhythm until the third set.
This combo was pretty intense, to say the least. At one point my heart rate shot up to 155.
I also started to huff and puff and my arms felt like Jell-O after four sets.
5. LEG RAISES – 2 SETS, 10 REPS PER SIDE
At this point, I was dripping sweat, so I was glad to see that the next move was leg lifts.
While this gave me a little chance to catch my breath, my muscles definitely did not get to rest.
This move got my legs burning like no other, and now I know why Khloe has that infamous booty.
6. SIDE LEG RAISES – 2 SETS, 10 REPS PER SIDE
Following the leg raises, I then moved down to my mat for even more leg raises.
These were so much harder to complete since my legs were already on fire from the previous move.
However, I smiled through the pain and eventually got through them.
7. STEP-UPS – 2 SETS, 10 REPS PER SIDE
Next were step-ups, which essentially is stepping up from a kneeling position while holding a dumbbell to your chest.
This move was another tough one, and after completing just one set on my left side, I was cursing Khloe and Coach Joe.
I took a little longer than usual to rest and contemplate quitting, but I pushed through as I'm sure Khloe never quits during a workout.
This move got my heart rate up to 167 and it was a bit more than difficult to walk on steady legs after.
8. SINGLE-ARM PLANKS – 2 SETS, 15 SECONDS PER ARM
To finish off her HIIT workout, Khloe ends with two sets of single-arm planks.
Khloe definitely finishes her workouts with a bang as these planks got my abs and arms quaking.
I'm not even sure I held myself up for a full 15 seconds and I definitely know my form was slacking.
This move was yet another tough one to complete.
According to my Fitbit, it took me 49 minutes to complete Khloe's HIIT workout and I burned just over 350 calories.
Additionally, my peak heart rate was 170, while my average was 130.
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Overall, this workout was definitely challenging and I ended up covered in sweat when it was finished.
If Khloe does workouts like this every day, it's easy to see how she has such an amazing body.
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