Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Interval Routine: #1 Calorie Blaster

Interval training is the new best thing to do at the gym! Intervals, which involve staying at a steady pace with periodic speed bursts or sprints, holds many benefits. Studies have shown that intervals, when compared with a steady workout, burn more calories and rev up your metabolism all day long!

But, don't be fooled. These calorie-blasting workouts can be tough.

If you're a beginner like me, try my favorite workout done on the treadmill. (If you hate running, you can do this on a bike or elliptical too!)

Minutes 1-5 Warm up, walking at a 3.5 pace
Minutes 5-6 Walk at a 4
Minutes 6-6:30 Sprint at 7+
Minutes 6:30-7:30 Walk at 4
Minutes 7:30-8:00 Sprint at 7+
Minutes 8:00-9:00 Walk at 4
Minutes 9:00-9:30 Sprint at 7+

((Repeat this workout until you reach 30 minutes; then cool down at a 3-3.5 for 5 minutes))

Remember: stretch after  : )

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