Interval training is amazing!

Interval Training Burns More Fat, Increases Fitness, Study finds

“It did not matter how fit the subjects were before. After interval training, they experienced not only an increase in fat used and in aerobic capacity, but also an increase of enzyme activity in the muscle.”

Burn more fat, increase fitness, and improve muscle strength – This is why I love interval training! Don’t get scared and think the worst, you create intervals at your own level. It can be as simple as walking a lot faster than usual mixed in with walking at normal pace and building up strength and endurance to slowly increase your faster walking pace.
Interval training is also great for those of us who have little attention when it comes to exercise. (see how I wrote “us,” I too have a short attention span when it comes to physical activity – you will rarely see me say I ran for 30 minutes, boring!)

Try out this sample interval run/jog/walk workout and let me know how it goes 🙂

Think of your level of difficulty on a scale of 1-10, 1 being super easy stroll to 10 being an all out hard as you can sprint.

Warm up 3-5 minutes (3-4, easy walk)
1 minute – 5-6 fast walk/easy jog
1 minute – 6-7
1 minute – 5-6
1 minute – 6-7
1 minute – 5-6
1 minute – 7-8
1 minute – 5-6
1 minute – 7-8
1 minute – 5-6
1 minute – 8-9 (if you can, otherwise 7-8)
(want a longer or more challenging workout? Repeat the section of intervals)
1 minute – 5-6
Cool down 3-5 minutes- 4, down to 1
Stretch!

Happy intervals!

Read the full article:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/06/070627140103.htm

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