Running 3 min on treadmill, recovery 1 1/2 min, repeat 3 min run followed by 1 1/2 min recovery for 30 min. 3 times a week for 2 weeks. It helps to break a weight loss plateau. Plus you get a great cardio workout in a short amt of time.
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I like to use intervals in a couple of different ways - when I'm on the treadmill I do a slow run & a fast run at 30-60-90 sec intervals. Then I do "intervals" around the house by setting my timer for 15 min - I'll work on a project, cleaning, or on the computer for 15 min. then alternate onto something else. This keeps me from sitting too long & also from feeling overwhelmed by any one thing.
I use the Japanese interval training system: Tabata. It's a beautiful piece of torture that only takes minutes to complete.
You can download apps that are free or very cheap so that you have the correct timer for it: 20 seconds on and 10 seconds rest. 8 exercise periods in one Tabata It is the best way to drop weight, to build muscle and work on your aerobic and anaerobic fitness. See more at www.spirited-sports.com
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