Interval Training

Sick of running on the treadmill at the same pace or going for a run and not feeling as though you’ve pushed yourself as much as you can. To switch things up, and to further challenge yourself, try interval training.  Interval training is a great way to burn fat quickly, while also building muscle. Not to mention it is a workout that can be done in a very short amount of time and will leave you gasping for air. Track, treadmill or street, it does not matter.  This workout can be altered in many different ways to fit the wide spectrum of athletes; from those who are just trying to cut a couple pounds, to those who are trying to see how far they can push their bodies.

Give it a shot…

Track:

Start with a slow jog once around the track to warm up and get the blood flowing.

Once you’ve warmed up, there are two versions of the workout that you can do depending on your comfort level: 1. Sprint the straight aways of the track and walk the turns, or; 2. Sprint the straight aways and continue to jog the turns.

Both of these are very challenging and should be repeated until exhaustion.

Treadmill/Street:

Start again with a slow jog for 30 seconds to a minute.

Sprint for 30 seconds and walk/jog for 30 seconds.

This workout is a great way to really push your body to its limits and constantly causes you to challenge yourself.  Give this workout a try, you won’t be upset with your results.

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