Are you ready to get more out of your workouts without spending more time in the gym? Two words: Interval Training.
Interval training is simply adding intense activity into your workouts with intervals of lighter activity. If you are thinking that we do this during our classes at the Body Loft, you are correct. What is amazing about adding interval training to your workouts and runs is you burn more calories, improve your aerobic capacity (building your stamina for longer and more intense workouts), keep your workouts interesting, and you don't need to buy special equipment. You want to build up your intensity in your workouts slowly to prevent injury, and in no time you will be increasing your strength, speed, and motivation. Follow this interval plan while running or walking and let us know what you think when you come to the Loft for your next class. You will start noticing more strength on the TRX and in your workouts outside the gym, getting your closer to your health and fitness goals!
-Warm up for about 15 minutes walking, running, or biking at your normal to slow pace.
-Rev it up for 2-3 minutes at 90%-95% of your maximum heart rate. This should feel like 8.5/9 out of 10 in effort.
-Take 2-3 minutes of active recovery, still moving but at a slower pace.
-Repeat the 3 on/3 off patter four more times.
-Finish with a 10 minute cool down.
Congrats you have just done an interval routine! Don't forget to recognize your achievement and push yourself the next time you try this routine. See you at the Loft!
Your abs are constantly being used in most movements you do throughout your day. Bend over, engage your abs. Squats, engage your abs. This week at the Body Loft we want to help you focus on targeting your abs, so they are strong and ready to tackle any move life throws your way! Your core is the center of your body, so it is important to keep it strong for good balance throughout your body. Try these at home between your visits to the Body Loft.