INTERVAL TRAINING: THE BEST CARDIO WORKOUT

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HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING is better than AEROBIC CARDIO TRAINING

ex: elliptical sprints vs. elliptical at an easy-moderate intensity for 45 minutes

Why?

  • time efficiency
  • better cardio respiratory benefit
  • increased fat burn
  • increased general metabolism
  • increased aerobic capacity
  • post-exercise metabolic effect

It’s evidence based! A study conducted at the Government Medical College confirms that HIIT (high intensity interval training) achieves better health results than moderate intense exercise.

CHELSEY’S CARDIO PICKS:

Treadmill or Elliptical INTERVALS

The key word here is capitalized. Try this rotation: 1 min. walk, 1 min jog, 1 min sprint. Repeat this 3 minute circuit 5-10x depending on your physical fitness. Your sprint will be different from the guy next to you, so take it at your own level.

Rower

This piece of equipment helps you burn tons of calories in a short amount of time. Go for about 5 minutes at a sub-maximal intensity as a warmup…

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