Interval Training: You can handle it, and cut hours at the gym.
My family and I just after my first round of P90X in 2008.
An article making the rounds via the AP today is clear:
People who complain they have no time to exercise may soon need another excuse. Some experts say intense exercise sessions could help people squeeze an entire week's workout into less than an hour. Those regimens — also called interval training — were originally developed for Olympic athletes and thought to be too strenuous for normal people.
But in recent years, studies in older people and those with health problems suggest many more people might be able to handle it. (Full article source.)
I know we can handle it... because the Beachbody programs I've come to rely on for my fitness (my workouts here) all contain interval training routines.
P90X has Plyometrics, Kenpo Karate, and Cardio X, all full interval sets of moves. The other workouts have intervals sandwiched between lifting. P90X+ -- an add-on with 5 new DVD's -- even has an entire routine called P90X+ Intervals.
And the King of interval training -- Insanity with Shaun T -- is 100% interval training for 60 days.
So, do you want to cut hours at the gym? Or stop spending your hard-earned dollars on a gym full of machines you really don't need? Your body has all the resistance you need, built-in.
The best quote in today's exercise-related AP article says it all:
"High-intensity interval training is twice as effective as normal exercise," said Jan Helgerud, an exercise expert at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. "This is like finding a new pill that works twice as well ... we should immediately throw out the old way of exercising."
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You'll work harder than you ever have. But you CAN handle it. If I can, so can you... Let me coach you and let's get in shape with interval training, together.
"A lot of the (benefits) from exercise are due to a stress response," said Stephen Bailey, a sports sciences expert at the University of Exeter. "If you disturb your muscles, there's an imbalance created and your body will start signaling pathways that result in adjustments."
Bailey said intense bursts of exercise help the body to convert one type of muscle fiber into another type that uses oxygen more efficiently and is capable of exercising a lot longer. Even though interval training only takes a few minutes, its effects last for hours.
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