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4 February, 2013

Shake Up Your Workout

Posted in : Exercise on by : Chris

We are finally starting to see the fruits of our labor: real weight loss. Here is what we did: we used to drive to the gym and hit the recumbent bikes (Kitty has a bit of a knee problem) but instead we shrunk our time at the gym by using an (High Intensity Interval Training) HIIT approach and adding a walk to the gym. This is what we do now:

  1. A walk to the gym – about 20 minutes
  2. HIIT – for 15 minutes, recumbent bike for:
    1. 5 minutes warm up
    2. 30 secs high speed (I shoot for over 25mph)
    3. 30 secs regular
    4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 5 time
    5. 5 minute cool down
  3. A walk back from the gym – about 20 minutes

This has really kick started our weight loss. I’m seeing real differences. I was even able to do 5 pull-ups in a row – I used to only be able to do 2.

Don’t be afraid to shake up your workouts from time to time. Your body gets used to a regimen about every 6 weeks, so why not every six weeks, kick up the intensity – incorporating HIIT into your training can definitely get you better results in shorter time.