Cardio Workouts Are Better With "Interval Training"!
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During a 30 minute cardio workout, when reaching the minute prior to 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30, I do a one minute full out sprint. This makes the time pass so much faster and expends significantly more calories.
Added bonus: I have to cool down after my sprint at minute 30, which extends my workout by 5 minutes. This means every 6 days, I'm getting a bonus 30 minute workout!
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My Gymboss interval timer is my partner in crime. I use it for HIIT (High intensity intrval training) training on the vertical bike. Instead of spending an hour doing cardio, I do my cardio in 20 minutes! This saves time and allows me to focus on my weight training. After 20 minutes of HIIT cardio, I'm dripping wet and burned just as many calories as if I did 1 hour of cardio.
I bought mine off their website for $19.99 plus shipping. It keeps me in tune with my intervals! www.gymboss.com
Bought the EA Sports Active 2, with sensors...program is sensible weight training with cardio intervals. New workout routine each day - never boring. And bonus...you can design you own favourite routines. Program even includes 'rest days' to ensure adequate time to regenerate. Tracks & records heart rate which you can see throughout the workout.
Options include programs for beginners through to some really challenging routines. Workouts are enhanced with use of Wii Balance Board, but board not necessary to use the program. Overall, a really good program.
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