I hope you had a great weekend and had some fun in the beautiful cool weather! This week, We are “Interval Training” and doing some intensive stretching! Mon 03/04 and Wed 03/06 @7pm and Saturday 03/09 @11am..
Class is $10.00 or (MARCH SPECIAL $60.00 for all months regular Mon, Wed, Sat classes) Offer ends March 6th…
What you need to bring: Small hand towel (sweat), bottle of water (hydration). Great ready to work attitude…a must! Let’s get fit and burn and tone!!!
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Interval Training Workouts Improve Speed and Endurance
Interval training is built upon alternating short, high intensity bursts of speed with slower, recovery phases throughout a single workout.Interval training adheres to the principle of adaptation. Interval training leads to many physiological changes including an increase in cardiovascular efficiency (the ability to deliver oxygen to the working muscles) as well as increased tolerance to the build-up of lactic acid. These changes result in improved performance, greater speed, and endurance.
Interval training also helps avoid injuries associated with repetitive overuse, common in endurance athletes. Intervals also allow an athlete to increase training intensity without over training or burn-out. Adding intervals to a workout routine is also a great way add cross training to an exercise routine.
Interval Training Safety Tips
- Warm up before starting intervals
- Assess current conditioning and set training goals that are within your ability
- Start slowly. (for example: walk 2 minutes/ run 2 minutes) In general, longer intervals provide better results
- Keep a steady, but challenging pace throughout the interval
- Build the number of repetitions over time
- Bring your heart rate down to 100-110 bpm during the rest interval
- To improve, increase intensity or duration, but not both at the same time
- Make any changes slowly over a period of time
- Train on a smooth, flat surface to ensure even effort
- You can also use circuit training as a form of interval training
Interval Training Burns More Calories
According to the American College of Sports Medicine, more calories are burned in short, high intensity exercise. If you are counting calories burned, high intensity exercise such as intervals are better than long, slow endurance exercise.
Who is joining me this week?? Great people, great music, knowledgeable Certified Personal Trainer…who could ask for more in fitness??
In health, fitness and fun,
the diamond guru