High Intensity Interval Training really works. On the treadmill I like to do a 2 minute all out sprint then two minute moderate paced walk in between. Do this 15 times and you've done 30 minutes of cardio!
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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 weight training. After 20 minutes of HIIT cardio, I'm dripping wet and burned just as many calories as if I did 1 hour of cardio.
I bought mine off their website for $19.99 plus shipping. It keeps me in tune with my intervals! www.gymboss.com
I have worked out all my life, and started lifting weights when I was 18. I have kept the weight off even through having 4 kids. I do mostly weight training with some cardio but put the emphasis on strength training and HIIT, not long time cardio. Love my muscle, especially since as you start getting older you will lose it if you don't use it.
Give it a try, muscle burns 24/7 and you will increase your metabolism all day.
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