Two Interval Training Workouts for Busy Schedules

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If you’re looking for a workout that will boost your metabolism and help you burn calories even after you’re finished exercising, interval training might be just what you need. This type of training combines periods of high intensity exercise with slower periods, allowing you to push your body harder and burn more calories. You’ll build muscle and get an aerobic workout at the same time, so interval training is also a great way to pack all of your¬†fitness ambitions into a tight schedule.

 To kickstart your workout regimen, try one of these forms of interval training:

3-Speed Cardio Cycles:Life's enjoyment

  • 1) Warm up for 5 to 10 minutes
  • 2) 30 seconds of exercise at regular speed
  • 3) 20 seconds at a faster speed
  • 4) 10 seconds at your fastest speed
  • 5) Repeat steps 2 through 4 for 10 minutes
  • 6) 5 minutes of cardio at your regular speed
  • 7) Cool down for 5 minutes


Pyramid Cardio Cycles

  • 1) Warm up for 5 minutes
  • 2) 1 minute of hard activity
  • 3) 1 minute of easy activity
  • 4) 2 minutes of hard activity
  • 5) 2 minutes of easy activity
  • 6) 3 minutes of hard activity
  • 7) 3 minutes of moderate activity
  • 8) 4 minutes of hard activity
  • 9) 4 minutes of moderate activity
  • 10) 5 minutes of hard activity
  • 11) 1 minute of easy activity
  • 12) 5 minutes of hard activity
  • 13) Cool down for 5-10 minutes

The above workouts are ideal for packing the most calorie-burning exercise possible into a busy schedule. But don’t be fooled; these workouts aren’t easy! If you’re doing them right, you’ll definitely feel a burn, and you should soon notice your efforts paying off when you step on the scale.

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