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The first Monday of the school year has come and gone and I have to say I am feeling hopeful about my 5 classes this year. So far, the kiddos have been fun, excited, and respectful. That being said, the jinx factor is real, so I will let you know how it’s all going in a few weeks.
For now, let’s chat about intervals and why you should be running them.
Intervals are short sprints with a set recovery time between each.
Running intervals are one of the best calorie-torching exercises you can do for your body. Since your body adapts to its imposed demands, if you’re doing steady state cardio 3 times a week, your body is going to become really efficient at those 30-45 minutes you’re spending on the cardio and become “bored”. Boredom = less calorie burning.
Now, add in some sprints for short periods of time and your body will be thrown for a loop. Instead of maintaing that easy pace, it now has to work harder to efficiently distribute oxygen. This, in turn, torches more calories.
Try this workout if you’d like to give intervals a shot. This workout can be applied to any type of cardio.
The added bonus of running intervals? You can burn the same, or more, calories in about half the time as you would with steady state cardio. Win.
RQ: Are you an interval fan? What is your favorite interval workout?