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Crank Up Calorie Burn With Interval Exercise


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My days are so jam packed I have to really ROCK OUT my exercise timeframe. In 20 minutes I can do that with interval training. On my treadmill I perform 4 five minute intervals. I start on my highest incline speed at 3 to 4 mph for 2 minutes. I lower incline to 1 and jog for 2 minutes at speed of

4.5 to 6.5. I ramp up to incline of 3.5 and do a comfortable walk speed for 1 minute. Then I repeat the entire circuit for 3 more times bringing me to my 20 minutes of interval exercise.

Every other day I push my speed on the uphill portion and the flat run. My goal is speed not time. It works
- Submitted by FLORIDASUN 8/10/2010 in Exercise | 13 Comments
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RJNICHOLS 10/26/2013 11:01:00 AM

    That works.
LEANMEAN2 9/28/2013 6:00:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
1SPOOKIEDO 9/25/2013 2:01:00 PM

DELLMEL 9/21/2013 8:30:00 PM

CHRIS3874 9/20/2013 9:00:00 PM

LCRUMLEY81 9/20/2013 2:11:00 PM

    great reminder thank you
AMBER461 9/20/2013 12:21:00 PM

    Those intervals really work. Keep on doing what you are doing if it works for you.
MBTEPP 9/20/2013 10:31:00 AM

    this is a great way to get that extra calorie burn. I do my hill runs on the treadmill with intervals and inclines. Its hard but very satisfying when you're done.

keep it up Sparky. emoticon
VAINVT 9/20/2013 10:03:00 AM

    Wonderful idea when you haven't got much time.
CAROLE914 9/20/2013 9:00:00 AM

    I will have to try your workout. emoticon
MOMO7YROLD 9/20/2013 7:07:00 AM

    yes interval is the magic trick.
CMBELISLE 8/10/2010 12:21:00 PM

    I guess that's what I'm doing on my bike, but I never considered it anything official. I use some "competition" programs that are pre-programmed into the bike. They start out with a warm-up, then ramp up to more resistance at lower speeds, then back down to higher speeds with less resistance. There are four 30-minute "competition" programs that vary the timing of the intervals and 2 45-minute ones. These really work for me.
EARTHSEAME 8/10/2010 11:02:00 AM

    Those intervals really work!

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