While you will burn the same calories either way, you will get more health and fitness benefits by keeping your heart rate elevated for longer. I agree with the general consensus of skipping the cooldown and stretching between videos - keep this for the end of your workout.
I disagree with the suggestion that 10 minute videos with a break in between is interval training. Interval training generally consists of much shorter intervals - one minute of intense, followed by 2 minutes of slower paced recovery is typical (although 10 seconds of intense followed by 20 seconds recovery is also used by some as a technique).
Fitness Minutes: (816)
182 6/9/13 8:48 P
I agree with PP. Just skip the cool down and stretch.
Fitness Minutes: (14,252)
9,666 6/9/13 2:26 P
If you feel up to doing more than one, skip the cool down/stretch after the first video, and just jump into the second! Then you can stretch after all your workouts are done. :)
Fitness Minutes: (2,769)
80 6/9/13 10:55 A
If you were to take out the cool down and stretching, you would have basically an interval training program.
Fitness Minutes: (8,611)
34 6/9/13 8:31 A
I have been using the cardio videos from here for my workouts. But I'm not sure if it's ok to do a 10 min video, then do another after you have cooled down and stretched. Does anybody know if you're still getting a good cardio workout, even if you are stopping and stretching in between each one. I try and do 2 to 4 of them depending on the day...
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.