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Interval Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Interval 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

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

Strength train before or after cardio?
Updated 4/16/2014 2:58:40 PM

Which is better? I've seen people do both ways at gym so I'm wondering what consensus is... Does It make a difference?...  Read more

How often/strength training?
Updated 4/15/2014 3:48:52 PM

I am trying to work out my arms for sure. I have found a great arm workout. But I am wondering how often it is ok to do it? Once or twice a week? More? Thanks...  Read more

flexibility/ leg training issues
Updated 4/10/2014 10:07:42 PM

Maybe it is due to being 40, but I find that trying to do leg presses makes my hips " tight ", like they aren't bending right at the socket. My range of motion is limited, and I don't feel comfortable. Wondering what would help get past this, so I ca...  Read more

Warm up before strength training
Updated 4/12/2014 6:59:28 AM

How long? And, what to do? Thanks....  Read more

Weight training and dieting...
Updated 4/3/2014 6:20:45 AM

Any great tips out there for anyone trying to add muscle and diet at the same time... oh, yeah... I've also gone vegan. lol.... I want to shed around 20 pounds still... and add some bulk... not too much... things are going well in the gym... but...  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

Iron Maidens

Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!...  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

HIIT Workout: An Hour's Worth of Cardio in 20 Minutes!

These days, high intensity interval training is hot. More and more exercise researchers are discovering that steady state cardio still does a body good—but pushing your body during shorter bursts of high intensity effort can achieve similar&mda...  Read more

Did my first Interval training workout today...

Did my first interval training workout today. Downloaded an interval workout to one of my workout apps that was 30 second running intervals with 30 second walking or jogging intervals. It only ended up being about 7 minutes long, but it was a prett...  Read more

Interval Training

I'm a bit of a Pinterest addict. I wish I was the type of Pinterest person who pinned cute DIY ideas, home decor, etc. but sadly I am not super creative or handy so that is not exactly the case. However, I am obsessed with the health & fitness boards...  Read more