Sunday, February 16, 2014

Exercise...love it or hate it?


Exercise.....I have a love/hate relationship with it.  I'm sure you do too.  For those that know me well, know that my first choice for cardio is ZUMBA.  It's a great one hour workout that keeps you moving and is FUN!  To me, it has to be fun, or you lose me quick.

I have found; however, a great treadmill work out that is only a 1/2 hour, but I am soaked when I'm done.  I got this from my trainer and would like to share it with you.  I don't know about you, but when I find something that is working for me, I like to let people know so you too, can feel great!  This work out is at your own pace, where you are comfortable.  That being said, there is no "speed" specified.  If you're a slow walker, great.  A fast walker, super.  If you're a runner, more power to you.  As long as you're doing it, that is all that matters.

Warm up - 5 minutes (flat, or .5 incline)

3% incline for 1 minute
6% incline for 1 minute
9% incline for 1 minute
12% incline for 1 minute

Recover - 2 minutes (flat, or .5% incline)

3% incline for 1 minute
6% incline for 1 minute
9% incline for 1 minute
12% incline for 1 minute
12% incline for 1 minute
9% incline for 1 minute
6% incline for 1 minute
3% incline for 1 minute

Recover - 2 minutes (flat, or .5% incline)

3% incline for 30 seconds
6% incline for 30 seconds
9% incline for 30 seconds
12% incline  for 30 seconds
12% incline for 30 seconds
9% incline for 30 seconds
6% incline for 30 seconds
3% incline for 30 seconds

Cool down - 5 minutes (flat or .5% incline)

I love this work out.  I will definitely keep it in my rotation of cardio training.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  


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