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When you hit a plateau in your weight loss, try adding a few higher intensity bursts or intervals to your cardio workouts. This elevates your heart rate, makes you work harder and burns more calories to help shock your body and jump start your weight loss again!
During your normal cardio workout, exercise at your usual intensity level. A few times during your workout, bump it up for 10-60 seconds, by going faster, harder or against heavier resistance or incline. Then bring the intensity back down as long as you need to in order to recover and try again.
Sometimes to break through a plateau I have to shock my body. This sometimes includes adding in a different type of workout...instead of running, I swim. Or workout 2x a day. Changing up my eating routine helps too. Eat at the low end of calories one day and near the hi end the next.
2 a day workouts may include breaking up a 10 mile run into 5 in the morning and 5 at night. Or, swimming in the morning and biking at lunch. I always pack extra workout clothes JIC I can squeeze in another workout during my workday.
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