Thursday, October 06, 2011

The 30 Minute Workout: Interval Training

The title of this post made me think of the 20 Minute Workout

It was a Canadian exercise program, which featured women doing their thing in slinky leotards on a rotating platform.  If you haven't had the pleasure, then you need to check out this video.

Well, you won't have to wear leg warmers or spin around in a circle to do this workout (unless you want to ;).  The only thing they have in common is that they are both fast.

I am all about exercising more efficiently.  You can get more done in a shorter amount of time if you amp up your intensity.

This is what I like to call my "no excuses workout".  If you have a half an hour to watch TV, you have time for this workout.

The routine consists of three circuits with 1-2 minutes of rest between each circuit.

Remember to drink water (go for sips instead of gulps), take a break when you need it and consult with your doctor before you start any exercise program.

The 30 Minute Workout

Equipment Needed:
Resistance Band
Step Platform or Workout Bench
Stop watch or clock with a second hand

Recommended Music
Make It Pop, Best of 2010

Each exercise is performed for 1 minute w/o rest.

Warm Up
5 minutes (Walk, knee lifts, even on a stationary piece of cardio equipment)

Circuit #1
Squat Jumps
Plie Squats
Front Raise
Bent Over Row

Rest 1-2 minutes

Circuit # 2
Chest Press
Bench Dips
Active V Sit

Rest 1-2 minutes

Circuit # 3
Mountain Climbers
Bicep Curls
Calf Raises

Rest 1-2 minutes

Floor Work
Cris Cross


Give this workout a try and let me know what you think!

What is your favourite way to workout in 30 minutes?

Stay Healthy,

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