Has Your Cardio Workout Peaked?

As London 2012 looms ever closer, maybe we all want to strive to be a true Olympian?

However, if you are exercising 3 or 4 times a week, be it a 30 minutes plus Treadmill run, Cross Trainer workout, or Rowing Machine routine, yet appear to have peaked in respect of results, then why not try Interval Training?

“Interval Training?” you may well ask. Well, Interval Training is the new focus for many of the more enthusiastic trainers, looking really to push their workout to the next level.

Most people who work out have simple goals. Lose weight, feel fitter, look better etc etc. Yet they can often stick to their regular training regime without continual gain. This very much gives an impression that they have ‘peaked’ in respect of results.

Of course, this may well be to do with lifestyle and eating habits during the many regular hours you are not working out (!), but if we can assume a healthy and appropriate diet is in place, then how can this status quo be improved?

Of course, regular training will always be good for the heart, but you can add some additional fat burn and strength benefits by adopting an interval training approach

Interval training is where you perform high intensity burst of exercise, followed by longer periods or rest or and recovery. Of course the rest and recovery can take the form of simply reduced speed; however this allows the recovery from the intense periods which simply cannot be maintained.

This method of training can be more effective at inducing fat loss than simply training at a moderate intensity level for the same duration. This is due to the metabolism boosting effects of high intensity intervals.

Why not try it and see how you get on?

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