Want to jump start your weight loss?
Or if you are already working out, how’d you like to add a turbo boost to your current program?
Interval cardio training will give your workout the extra edge you desire. Besides just adding a new twist, this can change how you look at cardio completely.
And if you like your normal cardio routine, mixing this in can help you reach your results faster.
Worst case scenario, interval cardio training will at least provide you a quicker option for those days when you are running late and have to rush to fit in your cardio workout. But I think once you try it and see the results, you will be hooked on this faster and better alternative to achieving a ripped body.
What is Interval Cardio Training?
Interval cardio training is alternating high intensity activity spurts with low intensity activity. An example of this is sprinting for 1/10 mile, then walking for 1/10 mile, and then repeating this set.
The idea is to go all out (the sprint) for either a set period of time or set distance, then allow your body to recover by following the intense activity immediately with a rest period activity (the walking) for the same time/distance or for even a longer amount of time if you are still winded.
You do not have to be completely back to resting heart rate, but you don’t want to start your next sprint if you are still catching your breath.
As you continue to do interval cardio training, you will find that your body gets more fine tuned to it and will recover quicker. If it no longer becomes hard enough for you, you will want to make some adjustments so you are still working hard. For example, you may increase the sprint time and/or decrease the walk time.
If you are still a bit leary of trying interval cardio training, then read on to discover 5 benefits of interval cardio training and get some more details on adding interval cardio training to your routine.