Thursday, September 05, 2013

I like interval training


I got this infographic off of Pinterest and enjoy it. My favorite factoid is "It takes approximately 5 calories to consume 1 liter of oxygen." I think about that when I'm breathing A LOT while doing Insanity, which is a lot of interval training (though it doesn't quite fit the guidelines of the three programs above). I'm a minimalist-- get the most that you can with the least that you can; high-intensity interval training is the way to do it. You'd better be consuming your carbs and protein afterwards, though-- you burn a lot of calories fast!

Here are two articles on interval training from the NY Times' Well Blog that I recommend.

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