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Interval Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Interval 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

Reference Guide to Aerobic Exercise

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. What is Aerobic Exercise? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle...  Read more

Kick Your Metabolism Into High Gear!

If you’re reading this, chances are pretty good that you don’t have a metabolism that lets you eat as much as you want without ever gaining an ounce. Maybe (like me) you’re even at the other extreme, where it seems like all you have...  Read more

Has anyone on here tried crossfit training? How do
Updated 4/16/2015 11:52:53 PM

Has anyone on here tried crossfit training? How do you like it? Pros and cons? Would love some feedback and advice before I attempt it...  Read more

On track and ready to do circuit training this eve
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On track and ready to do circuit training this evening....  Read more

Strength training and weight loss
Updated 4/11/2015 6:54:44 PM

I understand the importance of weights but every time I increase the ST it slows down the weight loss. Any ideas? I was doing better at pounds lost with just diet and cardio. However off to the gym to see the trainer - ugh! Have a great day all!...  Read more

i just started jump roping and strength training v
Updated 4/10/2015 2:48:12 PM

i just started jump roping and strength training vigorously. Should workout muscles every other day or daily? I hear you might overwork your muscles if you strength train daily...  Read more

I dread strength training. Going for a run or swim
Updated 4/7/2015 2:10:29 PM

I dread strength training. Going for a run or swim is mentally so much 'easier'. I use HIIT and Tabata bodyweight videos on youtube at home, but I have trouble motivating myself to do it even once a week! Any suggestions?...  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

Interval Training While Walking

I like to walk both outdoors and on my treadmill. I've been reading about how interval training is a great way to boost metabolism and burn more calories. Basically, you alternate between brisk walking and fast walking/sprinting....  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

interval training

have decided to add interval training to runs. right now i'm doing: 5 min at 4mph 10 min at 5 mph and 5.5 mph 1 min at 6mph 2 min at 5mph 1 min at 6.4 mph 2 min at 5 mph 1 min at 6.6 mph 2 min at 5 mph 1 min at 6.8 mph 2 min at 5...  Read more

Chapter 25 - jolting the scale w/interval training

150In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter. Extremes don't usually work Retrain Your body: within first 30 days - "take a gentle approach to exercise;" second thirty days, "increase intensity"; next 30 days...  Read more