Has cardio training always been your nemesis? Do you find it boring and redundant? Have no fear, Spartan. With today’s training, we’re going to make our cardio training effective and enjoyable.
Our workout today will emphasize High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). With HIIT training, your body learns to push its aerobic threshold while still allowing your body a recovery period. This allows your heart rate to constantly change, improving your cardiovascular capacity. HIIT is a form of cardiovascular training that passes the time rather quickly and actually is a more efficient utilizer of energy.
Fun fact, you will burn more calories after a workout with high-intensity interval training than you would with steady state cardio.
For this workout, find your nearest track, measure in terms or street lights or city blocks, or head out to your favorite park.
100 m Sprint (8-9 RPE)
100 m Skips (7-8 RPE)
100 m Jog (7-8 RPE)
100 m Walk (6-7 RPE)
800 m Jog Cool Down (7-8 RPE)
Foam roll any muscles you feel excessive soreness or tightness
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