Make the most of your workout!
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ve read about my love for interval running (and more generally, HIIT: high intensity interval training). Interval training, where you frequently change workout intensity during your workout, is a proven best way to burn a lot of fat in a short amount of time. If you’re a busy person like me, or just don’t like spending your life in the gym, high intensity interval training is for you!
I was reminded on my gym workout yesterday how easy it is to do an interval run. Here is a great 20 minute HIIT workout, you can do this on the treadmill, bike or eliptial. The idea is that 16 minutes of the 20 are in “work” mode whereas 4 minutes are recovery. The cycle is a 4 minutes work / 1 min recovery – x4 times total:
TREADMILL: 16 in 20
Minute 0-1: Walk at a brisk pace
Minutes 1-5: Jog at a warm up pace
Minutes 5-6: Walk at a brisk pace
Minutes 6-10: Run at a moderate (10k) pace
Minutes 10-11: Walk at a brisk pace
Minutes 11-15: Run at a SPRINT (5k) pace
Minutes 15-16: Walk at a brisk pace
Minutes 16-20: Run at a moderate (10k) pace
**Cool down for 2-3 minutes at a walk pace, then stretch.
CYCLE or ELYPTICAL: