I felt like I was hitting a plateau in my workouts. I was working reaaal hard and dripping sweat but wasn't reaping the benefits. I switched the days I was spinning, added in treadmill intervals, step class and even picked up a bodycombat class (that really shocked my body). I think I will start seeing results again. Don't under estimate the power and calorie burn of those cardio machines...my treadmill sweat session last night was a reaaal killer!
What do you do to keep your body guessing?
Here is a interval workout you could try:
Intensity Level Warm up: 5 minutes
|Low||5 minutes: 3.0+ mph, 0% incline|
|Medium||2 minutes: 3.0 mph, incline: 6%|
|High||1 minutes: 3.2+ mph, incline: 6%|
|Medium||2 minutes: 3.0+ mph, incline: 1%|
|High||1 minute: 3.3+ mph, incline: 6%|
|Medium||2 minutes: 3.0+ mph, incline 1%|
|High||1 minute: 4.0+ mph, incline 3%|
|Medium||2 minutes: 3.0+mph, incline: 1%|
|High||1 minutes: 4.5+mph, incline: 2%|
|Medium||2 minutes: 3.0+mph, incline 1%|
|High||1 minute: 5.0+mph, incline 0%|
|Medium||2 minutes: 3.0 mph, incline 1%|
|High||1 minute: 3.2+mph, incline 8%|
|Medium||3 minutes: 3.0+mph, incline 0%|
|Low||5 minutes: 2.5 mph+, incline: 0% - cool down|
|Total Workout Time:||36 minutes|
If you haven't been working out for very long please start at your own pace, this just serves as an example of what an interval workout would look like
**You can find workouts like this online shape and woman's health magazine have tons!