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Run like you mean it

by | Feb 6, 2015 | Activity

There’s running and then there is running, you know what I mean? Like run for your life Jurassic Park is real kind of running. HIIT (high intensity interval training) cardio basically asks you to interchangeably Run for a short period of time and then run for a longer amount.

Researchers have been getting pretty interested in this kind of exercising and the studies are beginning to prove that HIIT cardio is better for the body in many ways. Body transformation is a key outcome as HIIT keeps burning fat after you’ve already left the gym, all while reducing your blood glucose levels (meaning reducing your chance of getting type 2 diabetes) and it asks for less of a time commitment than most cardio workouts. Sound too good to be true? Let’s not sugarcoat this, it’s no piece of cake but we know a man like you revels in a good challenge.

Month One
15 seconds of running for your life, 60 seconds of jogging it out. Keep alternating until you hit 14 minutes.

 

Month Two
30 seconds of running for your life, 60 seconds of jogging it out. Alternate for a total of 17 minutes.

 

Month Three
30 seconds running for your life, 30 of jogging it out  for a total of 18.5 minutes.

You want to be doing your HIIT cardio three days a week and if you’re feeling like getting out on the trails more than that add in longer distance running at a steady pace. It’s a great way to get your muscles to warm up and relax to finish off a long week.

Pro Tip If it’s been a while since you’ve exercised try switching the “running for your life” to jogging and the jogging to walking.

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