What to do this weekend…

… Sprint Interval Training!

A new study from the University of Colorado found that people can burn as many as 200 extra calories in as little as 2.5 minutes of concentrated effort a day – But, they need to perform longer periods of recovery in between the intense periods.

This finding is especially beneficial for exercise novices who often use “not enough time” as the reason for not adhering to an exercise program.  Time is no longer an excuse!  Exercisers can cram very intense workouts into as little as 25 minutes.

What are you waiting for?  Get up and get moving!  I’ll see you on the stationary bike pedaling at high resistance for five 30-second periods!

For more information about this study, visit http://www.stonehearthnewsletters.com/how-sprint-interval-training-leads-to-longer-calorie-burn-new-research/benefits-exercise/

But wait… this study brings a little controversy to my previous blog post about Tabata training, which consists of 20 seconds of maximum effort and only 10 seconds of recovery.  When I teach spin classes, should I increase the recovery period to 30 – 60 seconds? What are your thoughts?  Please share!

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About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering the 55 and better "chronologically-enriched" population about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, and group exercise instructor—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, public speaking, corporate wellness program facilitation and senior fitness program support.
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