Do you ever get bored while working out? I sure do! My cure for the cardio blues is busting out some intervals on the treadmill or elliptical trainer! Watching the clock makes me forget about what I am doing, PLUS it is quick and effective!
Here is a great treadmill workout that is sure to burn some of those extra holiday calories!
5 min walk at brisk pace ( 3.0-4.0 mph- adjust to your level and add an incline if you choose)
INTERVALS (repeat 7-8 times)
- 90 seconds jogging (4-6 mph- adjust accordingly)
- 30 seconds sprint (7-9 mph- adjust accordingly)
5 minute cool-down walk (3.0-4.0 mph. add a small incline if you choose)
Not a runner?? Any pace will work! Start where you feel comfortable! It might even take a couple of times to find the perfect settings for yourself! You can also do similar intervals on an elliptical trainer. As long as your are bringing your heart rate up and down you are doing your job.
REMEMBER no matter what you are doing, you are still moving faster than the person sitting on the couch!