I chose Body for Life Cardio training this morning on the treadmill. I love this interval style training! Mostly because it only requires 20 minutes of cardio :), BUT it also helps keep cardio workouts from getting boring.
My first 2 interval groups remained at 3.8 MPH, and I increased the incline from 4.0 to 8.0% to get higher intensity. The last 2 groups I actually JOGGED from 4.5-6.0 MPH (I know I’m slow so don’t knock it) while keeping the incline at 2%. Lots of stretching afterwards as I know my running gate is not a technical masterpiece.
BFL recommends this cardio workout 3x/week and I have to say, when I am vigilant about it, I am quite pleased with the results.
- Not-So-Monotonous Cardio Workout (katieept.com)
- American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines- Cardiorespiratory fitness (whohastimeforthegym.wordpress.com)