Friday, March 4, 2011

Not So Slacker Friday: High Intensity Interval Training

HELLOOO fitness loving ladies! End of the week! Who's excited? This girl- and I'm sure many of you are, too!

I woke up this morning withe the plan to take my measurements. Instead all I had time for was a weigh-in. I was very pleased with the 3 pounds I've shed this week alone! I love when busting my ass pays off.

I've gotten into the groove of Bob Harper's Strength DVD and love it even more than I originally did. It seriously kicks my butt and I can feel it in my arms, back and booty the next day. I planned on doing it three times this week, but have only managed once so far. It's tough- I'm telling ya.

My cardio this week has been high intensity intervals on the treadmill to really burn those calories and get my heart rate up- Guess it worked! High Intensity Interval Training is cardio performed at such an intense level that your body will spend the rest of the day expending energy to recover from the ass-kicking you gave it.

This means that you will be burning up to nine times more fat while sitting on the couch later that night than you would have if you'd spent an hour on the treadmill at a moderate pace. You have get out of that comfort zone you're used to for this to work.

For reference: 6.5 mph, for me, is my "fast" run. 5.0 mph is my jog and 4.0-4.4 mph is my fast walking. It'll be different for everyone and I really recommend high intensity intervals. I'm no expert, just a lover of the HIIT. You can read more about it here.

Weekly Workouts:

Monday, February 28- 30 minutes of High Intensity Interval on treadmill
Tuesday, March 1- Bob Harper's Super Strength DVD (66 minutes)
Wednesday, March 2- 40 minutes of High Intensity Intervals on treadmill
Thursday, March 3- 37 minutes of High Intensity Intervals on Treadmill
Friday, March 4- {Perhaps a rest day, perhaps not}
Saturday, March 5- Bob Harper's Super Strength DVD (66 minutes)
Sunday, March 6- HIIT

6 Comments:

Cindi said...

I love HIIT! I used to do the same thing for 30 minutes on the treadmill cause I HATE HATE to run and surprisingly 30 mins of HIIT isn't too bad. I'm currently doing the Turbo Fire HIIT videos. LOVE THEM!

Damn, girl! I'd be dead. You don't want me to die, right?

Contessa said...

I bought Bob Harper Super strength and I love it!!! Burned 640 calories and some moves I could not do. I am glad I follow your blog would have never bought it without reading your recommendations!

crys said...

jenny-o...we should sign up to be on the biggest loser. even if we went home in week 2 we'd be skinny mini's by then with all the working out they do on the show. hope you have a lovely weekend. xoxo

Congrats on the lost poundage and on finding a fun fitness routine!! I'll have to look into that ST!

two birds said...

i might have to try this dvd! great work. it's not always easy to put that much effort into a workout, but you did it! i bet writing about it helps...maybe i should try that!

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