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Interval Training Vs Cardio Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Interval Training Vs Cardio.

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

9 Strategies to Burn More Calories During Exercise

Everyone wants to do more in less time. Just imagine how much you could get done if you had an extra hour or two a day! That may be a fantasy, but boosting the caloric burn—without spending more time in the gym—isn't. Use these smart...  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

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

Half Marathon Training Journal
Updated 7/9/2014 2:51:45 PM

I officially signed up for my very first half marathon last week! It's in mid-October, so my actual training begins at the end of July, but I need to start getting my body into gear right away. I'm about 12 pounds heavier than my ideal weight, and fe...  Read more

Alcohol, strength training and weightloss.
Updated 7/10/2014 10:38:10 PM

Hi! So I'm 5'3 and 125 lbs, and I'm mostly just trying to lose some extra weight around my belly and tone up. My current routine is 20 min jogging at 8.0mph, followed by body weight exercises. Once a week or so I'll swap out jogging for swimming...  Read more

Sets vs Reps
Updated 7/5/2014 5:13:02 PM

This might be a silly question, but I'm going to ask. I did some exercise today where I did as much of [insert exercise] as I could in one minute. I'm not sure how to track it. My brain confuses reps vs sets. I did 30 wall push-ups i...  Read more

Achy knees, should I still hike? Other cardio?
Updated 7/8/2014 9:03:12 AM

Hi everyone! I did a really good strength training workout yesterday. I have some typical muscle soreness, but my knees are achy. I was really hoping to do a hike today - at least an hour but maybe more with some elevation gain. I've never ha...  Read more

favorites on app vs site?
Updated 7/3/2014 1:09:04 PM

Why aren't my favorites on this site available on my app and vise versa?...  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

Gymboss Interval Trainer

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...  Read more

Indiana Sparkers - The Official Indiana Team!

We are the Official Indiana Team. Anyone in Indiana is welcome. Fitness minutes logged move our ranking up on the State Vs. State Leaderboard. Thank you for logging your fitness minutes!...  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

Contest Closed: Win the Latest 'Biggest Loser' DVD

The winners are SBNORMAL and FT4EVR!This week we're giving away two copies of the "Biggest Loser At Home Challenge" DVDs. Get a jump start on your 2012 Fitness goals with this DVD. Build your strength, shed pounds and go from...  Read more