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Interval Exercise Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Interval Exercise Training.

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 really need some help after starting to exercise
Updated 7/26/2014 1:22:07 AM

Hi everyone, I'm a 20 yo female, I'm 5'7 and weigh 160lbs. I hope to get to around 135-140. I've been restricting calories for abt 4 weeks now. I started with 1200 cals/day but decided to up my calories to 1400 cals 1-2 weeks ago. I usually end up ea...  Read more

can't exercise, reduce calories??
Updated 7/24/2014 7:40:33 PM

I've pulled a tendon in my knee and was told not to do any exercise (using my knees) for at least a week. I usually eat around 1400 calories a day. Since my movement is limited, would it be better to aim for 1200?...  Read more

Strength Training
Updated 7/25/2014 9:46:22 AM

Afternoon all! Im trying to get a good routine going for my work outs, and I wanted to find out if, with Strength Training, is speed/number of reps mort important? or is Slow and steady better? For example, I've been doing wall push ups, a...  Read more

Cardio or Strength Training... (Or Both)
Updated 7/25/2014 10:59:13 PM

Just curious what everyone chooses for working out... if you just do Cardio... or Strength Training... or a mixture of the two... and do you switch days you do both? oxox...  Read more

Pumping insulin and intense exercise?
Updated 7/23/2014 9:47:41 AM

Does anyone experience low blood sugars with intense workouts ( Insanity by beachbody.com)? How do you prepare: reduced basal rates at a certain hour in the day, no bolus after a meal, detach pump at a certain time, and what carbs are eaten if any?...  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

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  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