Hey you! Ya you! The one who plans on feasting during the Superbowl game (yes I’m talking to myself) – How about accepting a little interval challenge before you chow down?
“Now why on earth would I do that Mel?”
Because interval workouts speed up your metabolism and keep your body burning fat long after you have completed the sweat-fest. How does it compare to regular cardio? “You see the instant that you are done with low intensity jogging, your body is done burning calories. But, do an intense set of intervals, and your body burns calories for the 2-4 hours after the workout” (taken from the article here: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/fat_loss_with_interval_cardio.htm ) I’ll leave all the technical mumbo jumbo to the professionals but the bottom line is that cycling high heart-rate with low heart-rate is great for burning calories
So – what’s the challenge you ask? It’s 3 different exercises done as fast as you can then a one minute rest – then you repeat 4 more times for a total of 5 sets. Yes we are keeping this short but sweet – if you have more time feel free to repeat the set a couple more times (and brag about it on our facebook page – we smile when you do) if you have less time so be it – even in 10 minutes you should be sweating and cursing Sister Act Fitness
Here’s the break down:
First things first WARM UP (5min walk outside, arm swings, light stretching, treadmill, elliptical – whatever, get moving for 5 min, get your heart rate up)
Then cut the crap and let’s kill this (start your timer, if you dont have one no big deal):
Jumping Jacks – 30 of them
Pushups – 10 of them
Squats – 30 of them (remember to stick that butt out as if you are going to sit on a chair, keep your back arched and chest up)
1 min rest (focus on getting your breathing back under control)
NOW REPEAT!!!!!!!!!! How many sets can you do in ten minutes? I’m going to do this workout tomorrow as well and post how many sets I completed. PS if you know me you know I hate pushups! I do them from my knees and I’m not ashamed to say so – if you can only do 5 then do 5 – this isn’t bootcamp this is asscamp as in get your ass moving before the chicken wings hit the table at the Super Bowl party!
If you do happen to eat a bit more then you wanted try drinking some tea after – my favorite is peppermint after a meal, helps with digestion 😉 It also wouldn’t hurt to take a digestive enzyme before and after you eat – I know I will be
Let us know how you did as we loving sharing with our little community 🙂
Sister Act Fitness wishes both the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks good luck tomorrow, however, given proximity to the Hawks Nest and the fact that the house we are watching the game at is heavily inhabited by Hawks fans we can’t help but say GGGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWKS!
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