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Treading Stuck in a rut?Never fear – interval training is here! 

A true fat-burning exercise, interval training involves both high intensity intervals and lower intensity recovery periods. 

Not only will you finally bust through that stubborn plateau – but will only spend half the time doing so.

Take a look at all of the benefits of interval training:

You’ll torch more calories.  The more intense your workout is – the more calories burned – even if it is for short periods of time.

-  You’ll become more aerobically fit.  As your cardiovascular fitness improves, you will be able to go longer and harder.

-  You’ll add variety to your routine – beating the boredom.  Not only will you spice up your routine – but switching it up also keeps your muscles guessing.

-  You don’t need any special machines.  You can do interval workouts indoors or even outdoors – alternating speed between mailboxes, driveways or other landmarks.

Now – how to get started… 

You don’t have to be a super-star athlete to reap the benefits of interval training.  Here is an example of interval training using a treadmill and varying the incline:

 

H3’s Famous Treading Routine

Warm-up for 5 minutes at a comfortable speed – increase speed by 0.2mph for minutes 3 and 4

Interval Set #1 – Each minute, increase the incline to the following:

Min        Incline

6              3

7              4

8              5

9              6

10           7

11           6

12           5

 

 Interval Set #2

 Min                       Incline

13 – 14                    3

15 – 16                    5

17 – 18                    7

19 – 20                    9

21 – 22                    7

23 – 24                    5

23 – 25                    3

 

Interval Set #3

Min        Incline

26                           2

27                           3

28                           4

29                           5

30                           6

31                           7

32                           6

33                           5

34                           4

35                           3

36                           5

37                           7

38                           5

39                           3

40                           1

Begin 5 minute cool-down, decreasing speed in increments of 0.3-0.5mph.

 

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