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I spent time over the weekend really planning out my workouts. I used to do so well with this, and got back to it last week. I loved pushing myself with new workouts instead of just doing whatever I felt like and not changing things up. I would change up the classes I taught, but then I just did whatever. This week, I added new circuits, HIIT workouts, and more. Here’s a recap of what I did last week.
Thursday: 5 Mile run and abs oops! Forgot about those…
Friday: New Year New You Upper Body Workout and warm up on the treadmill
Saturday: I wanted to run 4 miles. I got on the treadmill and just didn’t feel like it. I ended up running a mile and then completed My Favorite Moves Tabata and 20 Minute HIIT workout. It all worked out!
Sunday: Rest Day
Monday: Back to teaching Body Sculpt. I originally had a workout ready to go, but then felt like doing tons of squats and focusing on each body part, so that’s what we did!
Total Miles run in 2015: 62.27 miles
As I was making my workout for this week, I realized I haven’t shared too many workouts for cardio machines. I do love pushing myself on the treadmill or elliptical and getting on and off quickly. I dug through my workout journal and found one I haven’t shared before but loved doing it. A 25 minute workout that will be sure to make you feel great.
Back to Basics HIIT Cardio Workout:
You can complete this on your choice of cardio machine. I have done it on the treadmill, but you could do it on the bike or elliptical, as well. If these speeds don’t work for you, please switch it up and go with speeds you can do. Maybe replace 6 with 5 and 8.5 with 6 or 7. The bottom line is that for the high intensity portion, you need to be sprinting and pushing yourself. The intervals do get longer, but then you have two back off periods before building up again.
As for the 20-25 minute time period, please don’t stop abruptly. If creates blood pooling and is unsafe. Instead, start backing off the speed. Take it to a speed you can jog at, your low intensity speed, and then every minute or so decrease until you are lightly jogging, walking, and slowly walking. This cools the body down safely.