Friday, December 16, 2011

High Speed Intervals of Cardiovascular training.


It's been a while again but I just wanted to share with you some of my recent experiences. I have been getting amazing results from High Speed Interval Cardiovascular Training. If you are not familiar with the term, its basically setting up intervals of for instance: 1 minute going at a very fast pace (Sprinting) whether it's running outside, cycling, elliptical, or running on the treadmill you just have 60 second intervals of very high speed I'd say 8.5 and then another 60 seconds at a lower speed 7.5, then combine it with inclines for a bit more challenge and then a brisk walk at 4.0 for 60 seconds to bring your heart rate back to resting hear rate. Find a way to create intervals in a way that suits you, as not everyone will have the same capacity at a given time but as a rule of thumb, one to two minute intervals. Make resting intervals longer.

 In my opinion, it is actually easier because when you constantly change it up you don't get bored and it keeps the workout interesting while at the same time you are burning almost twice the calories as if you where just running a few miles at the same pace. Think of it as the fuel for your car. If you constantly change your speed you burn more gas...

Same way with our bodies. One thing to remember though, If you feel your workout is too easy it probably is. So step it up and challenge yourself. All the athletes and fit people you see out there work really hard to get to where they are. The key to success in fitness is to constantly challenge your body and find something new every day. If there is something you don't thing you are good at, give it a second thought and try it. Chances are you are probably going to be excellent at it. Keep in mind that it takes time, discipline and perseverance to get that body and health of your dreams.

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