Cardio Workout: High Intensity Interval Training

November 15, 2010 · 0 comments

Here is a cardio workout for you to try this week.  If you aren’t on the interval/HIIT bandwagon yet, what are you waiting for?  Not only does it burn more calories than steady state but it’s also less boring.  You burn more fat than carbs (as compared with steady state), and if done in the morning, you will (slightly) burn more calories throughout the day doing your regular routine.  

Run

  • 10-minute Warm Up Jog  4-6 RPE
  • 1-minute Run 7 RPE
  • 30-sec Recovery Jog RPE 5
  • Repeat Run/Recovery 3X
  • 30-sec Recovery Jog 5 RPE
  • 30-sec Sprint 9 RPE
  • 1-minute Recovery Jog 5 RPE 
  • Repeat Sprint/Recovery 8x
  • 5-minute Cool Down 4 RPE

RPE is the rate of perceived effort.  You should be able to kinda sing Happy Birthday at a level of 5, speak a few breathy words at 7 and not be able to talk at 9.  

Like this workout?  Last night I added a page to my website featuring the most visited posts, aka your favorites.  Here is link to check out your favorite workouts!

Have you tried using interval training yet?  If not, how come?

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