Interval Training is one of the best cardiovascular workouts for burning fat and is defined as alternating between high intensity and low-intensity movement, then repeating the sequence. For example, cycle at high intensity for one minute, then low intensity for 2 minutes, then repeat the sequence for a specified number of times or minutes. Short periods of high-intensity workouts followed by longer periods of low intensity burns more calories and subsequently more body fat than maintaining a steady pace or incline.
Intensity is defined as speed work, how slow or fast you move. Our training will consist of intensity levels ranging from 3-10. Below are examples of equipment or methods used in interval training:
The recipe for getting healthy, losing excess body fat and gaining lean muscle mass can be found by combining these three primary ingredients: ‘Skinny’ eating, cardiovascular exercise and weight training.
Below are examples of intensity levels:
Intensity Level 1 – Barely moving, putting forth little effort…for example, a stroll in the park on a flat surface.
Intensity Level 8 – This is a fast run putting forth almost approximately 80% effort.
Intensity Level 10 – Moving at almost 100% effort, as in a full sprint.
The workout chart below is designed for anyone ready for high intensity level intervals.
Workout designed by Gale Compton a nationally certified fitness instructor.