Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Interval Training for Dummies
I have a lot of people ask me about interval training. The answer is YES, it's awesome. What exactly is interval training...well...it involves brief bouts at near maximum amounts of exertion interspersed with periods of lower-intensity activity. Interval training helps you burn a TON of calories, and it boosts your metabolism. Intervals are very efficient. You burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time. Many people shy away from intervals because they don't want to have to time the segments, and don't want to worry about details of it all. Well, here are intervals made easy.
Here's what you do...grab your Ipod. Make a playlist of SWEET tunes that you can jam to, and push play.
With each song you're going to exercise at a normal, comfortable pace for the melody of the music, then every time the chorus comes on I want you go at it %110. Go crazy...up that intensity. Push yourself...then once the chorus is over, back to normal pace.
The great thing about this is that you can do this with ANY piece of equipment; treadmill, elliptical, or sidewalk.
Go at it!