Any type of cardio is better than none, but if you are in a rut or looking to economize your workout time, a high intensity workout is the way to go. Intensity offers seasoned exercisers a new challenge and new exercisers a quick way to see results.
I love to run with my husband, it’s always a challenging run. Why? Intensity. I’m running at a pace that is outside of my comfort zone for 35-45 minutes. It’s a love-hate relationship – with intensity, that is. Intensity is an excellent way to shake up your exercise routine, build your aerobic base, and increase caloric burn.
3 Ways To Add Intensity To Your Workouts:
- Alternate between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. For example, after warming up for 10 minutes, run as fast as you can for 1 minute and then walk for 2 minutes. Repeat that 3-minute interval five times for a 15-minute workout.
- Take a group fitness class such as Spinning, Tabata, or treadmill class at your local gym. You’ll work harder in a group setting than on your own.
- Recruit a workout partner who will help push your fitness limits. Try the first suggestion above, and trade off who sets the pace.
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