Time Saving Fitness!

May 29, 2007 at 1:53 pm 1 comment

images.jpgRecently, Dustin introduced a grueling but rewarding addition to our workouts…interval training.  It really works, and takes less time…leaving more time for playing in the sprinkler with your kids! Try it out, and be sure to let us know what you think…read on as Dustin explains how it’s done!

“Gone are the days of fast walking and low intensity cardio to get the job done—it just isn’t very effective at burning calories and both are a big time commitment, not to mention too hard on the skeletal structure. 

All research is pointing to interval training as the new cardio of the future. A new research study out of Australia found that interval training is 3 times more effective at burning fat than traditional low intensity jogging. Why isn’t everyone doing it you ask? Well… it’s flat out tough!

What exactly is interval training? Interval training is any traditional mode of aerobic exercise, but it’s the intensity level that makes it different. Interval training consists of high intensity bursts of effort followed by a recovery period. Usually the recovery period is 2-3 times longer than the high intensity part. Continue to repeat this high and low intensity rotation for the desired amount of time. For a fit individual, this might look like a 30 second all out sprint on the treadmill, followed by a 90 second recovery jog. For a beginning exerciser, it may be a 60 sec fast walk on an incline followed by a 120 sec slow walk on flat ground. 

Because interval training is much more intense, only spend 15-20 minutes doing it. Be sure so warm up for 5 minutes before and cool down for another 5 minutes after.”

Yep, he said only 15-20 minutes…now that’s my kind of workout!

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. joy  |  October 14, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    hey sonny boy….mama here….just having fun being able to google our son’s name and seeing stuff about you online:)!!
    yep, we’re proud of you!

    Reply

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