We are not sure where you are in your fitness regimen…
So we did want to introduce a little more advanced regimen that anyone can use if they are already working out regularly (or even semi-regularly).
While aerobic exercise like jogging at a steady pace for 30 or 45 minutes can work when it comes to burning body fat…
It is also kinda boring.
In addition, after a while, your body will adapt to this kind of exercise; and if you do steady paced jogging over a long period of time (like a month or two), it may begin to lose its effectiveness.
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A HIIT Running Workout
Want a change that also shows great results when it comes to burning body fat?
Then think about doing some high intensity interval training (HIIT) the next time you get on the treadmill, the elliptical, or whatever…
You see, your metabolism is a crafty little beast; and it will adapt to any kind of exercise you do if you do the same thing over and over.
So if you have been running 2 or 3 miles at the same pace every other day over a period of six weeks (for example)…
You may not be getting the benefits you are looking for.
Did you also know there is a quicker, more effective (and proven) method you can use instead so you never HAVE to suffer through another long and boring workout ever again?
And best of all, instead of steady running for 30 to 45 minutes… You can complete this workout in as little as 15 minutes from start to finish.
And it is a pleasant change up from your regular steady paced jogging as well.
The HIIT Running Routine
Here is how it works…
1) Start out with a total body warm up with a nice casual fast walk or light jog for 3-4 minutes. On a scale of 1-5 this would be a 1.
2) After you’ve warmed up, we’re going to bump it up as fast as you can go on whatever device you are working on
If you are on a treadmill (or just running in the park) do a flat out sprint as fast as you can go for 30 seconds. If you are on an elliptical, just crank it up as fast as you can for 30 seconds…
Whatever device you are on, max it out as fast as you can for 30 seconds; or a 5 on our scale. After 30 seconds, bring it back down to a fast walk or light jog for the next minute…
3) Do this sprint/jog cycle for 5 cycles… So each cycle would be 90 seconds; 30 seconds as fast as you can go and then 60 seconds to recover.
4) At the end of 5 cycles. cool down with a fast walk or light jog for another 3 minutes.
So a simple 15 minute total body fat burning high intensity interval workout on a treadmill would look like this…
1) 3 minutes at a 1 to warm up
2) 30 secs at a 5, then down to a 1 for 60 secs
3) 30 secs at a 5, then down to a 1 for 60 secs
4) 30 secs at a 5, then down to a 1 for 60 secs
5) 30 secs at a 5, then down to a 1 for 60 secs
6) 30 secs at a 5, then down to a 1 for 60 secs
7) 3 minute cool down at a 1
Total time 13 minutes and 30 seconds from start to finish…
A little different than 45 minutes jogging at a steady pace and getting progressively more bored.
Try This Simple HIIT Running Routine Yourself
Try it yourself the next time you are at the gym or running the park…
It may seem easy reading about it here, but once you put it into action…
You will be sucking some serious wind.
And you will also bump up your metabolism and start burning a little more body fat than you do with just regular jogging.
Plus, you are confusing your metabolism, since you are doing exercises that it is not accustomed to.
So mix this HIIT regimen with your regular jogging regimen to keep your body guessing and burning as much body fat as possible.
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