Make the most of your workout!
If you’ve read more than one of my blogs in the past, you know I’m a huge fan of interval workouts: they are the most efficient way to burn energy (calories and fat). And who doesn’t want to be efficient!?
What is interval training? Quite simply, an interval workout includes going hard/fast for a short period of time, followed by a longer recovery time (e.g. a 30 second sprint followed by a 1 minute recovery jog at a slower pace).
How to do intervals? You can do an interval workout on any cardio type activity (elliptical, running, stair machine, cycle, even jumping jacks or jump rope). The best way is to use the “RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion)” scale: Think of your own effort as a scale of 1-10. 1 is you are sitting on the couch, 10 is working very very hard and can barely breathe.
Here are a few interval runs I’ve posted before which give you a step by step walk through of a run using intervals: