FINISH STRONG- Pounds Not Coming Off? – Try Intervals
Want to lose weight faster? Try this amped up form of cardiovascular exercise—intervals. Intervals are simply when you exercise at a higher intensity during segments of your regular workout. When I was training for the Naples Half Marathon I used Hal Higdon’s Training Program. He has a lot of value to offer for runners trying to accomplish various distances. Check him out.
Here’s one way to do it:
If you do a moderate workout, like walking for 30 minutes at a three-mile an hour pace, you could walk the first five minutes at three-miles an hour. Then, during the second five minutes increase your pace. Then, decrease your walking to a three-mile an hour pace for the next five minutes and so on.
A recent study at the University of Guelph in Ontario demonstrated this. Female cyclists who completed a high-intensity interval routine burned 36 percent more fat when they finished exercising, compared to the amount of fat they burned before exercising.
This is also a great article on WebMD High Intensity Workouts To Burn Calories that gives a variety of interval workouts you may want to try. Let me know what is working for you. I’d love to hear! Have a great day! April[su_lightbox type=”image” src=”http://www.apriloleary.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/shake_day_planner.png”][su_button] CLICK HERE TO SEE YOUR SHAKE DAY SCHEDULE [/su_button][/su_lightbox]
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