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Interval Exercise Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Interval Exercise Training.

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Get Results with Interval Training

I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme...  Read more

Reference Guide to Anaerobic Exercise

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. We often hear a lot about aerobic or “cardio” exercise and how it improves fitness, reduces one’s risk of lifestyle diseases, an...  Read more

Tabata Training 101

Would you like to swap your usual workout out for one that's just four minutes long? Of course you would! Well, that's the allure of Tabata training, a type of super high-intensity interval training that is becoming more and more popular. ...  Read more

High Intensity Interval Training

If I told you that there was a way to burn more calories, lose more fat, and improve your cardiovascular fitness level while spending less time doing cardio, you’d probably reach for your phone to report me to the consumer fraud hotline, right?...  Read more

Spark Your Way to a 5K

Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created...  Read more

I'm excited that I exercised for 74 minutes today.
Updated 11/22/2014 6:42:03 PM

I'm excited that I exercised for 74 minutes today. And burned one-third of my calorie intake....  Read more

If you can do other exercise besides your PT sessi
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If you can do other exercise besides your PT sessions like walking or bike riding, try that for some cardio. Or, you can explore the seated workout section on the Spark site if you can't do standing workouts....  Read more

Weekly Exercise Minutes/Calories Burned Goals?
Updated 11/21/2014 4:00:38 PM

Hi! I want to know how does the site determine the amount of exercise minutes and calories burned goals per week that I should be doing? My default settings say I should be doing 180 minutes of activity a week and burning 720 calories. I manage...  Read more

Like the others have said, "you can't out-train a
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Like the others have said, "you can't out-train a poor diet." Really be honest with yourself and record all of your calories, liquid (like beer, juice, wine, soda, etc) and solid. Figure out where you can make cuts or improvements, and make them....  Read more

Slim without exercise? Are they healthy?
Updated 11/23/2014 6:50:47 PM

I met a college student the other day. She was slim but she says she never exercises. Is she any better off then someone like me, who is slightly overweight but exercises fairly regularly. She might say that she doesn't need to exercise. What do...  Read more

TABATA - FAST AND EFFECTIVE

I use the Japanese interval training system: Tabata.It's a beautiful piece of torture that only takes minutes to complete....  Read more

Bike commute

Bike commuting is a good way to get in some cardio training and even intervals, if you're so inclined!...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

7 Good Reasons to Try Interval Training

What if I told you there was an exercise technique that could burn more calories—and fat—in less time that was also fun? You may think that I was hawking some fitness gadget in an infomercial, or simply lying to you, but neither of those...  Read more

The 4-Minute Miracle Workout (That Really Works)

Tight on time?Don't give up on your workout today. If you have a mere four minutes—that's just 240 total seconds—to spare (and who doesn't), then you do have time to squeeze in a super effective workout that provides major hea...  Read more