Visit Mindy’s Favorites in Fitness Here with regards to programs, places, people, and websites that have made her A+ list!
Muscle is the New Sexy:
Free; Intermediate level and above
I follow a plan called “Body-For-Life” and also “Fighter Diet“. The cardio interval workouts for the BFL plan can be used on the treadmill, outside, cardio classes, the pool, spin classes, a walk, run…you name it! Grab a heart rate monitor, or stop watch and get to know your body to gauge your perceived level of exertion. You put in 20 minutes of time and get out TONS of results!
The “Body-For-Life” Cardio Interval Training Plan:
-Warm up two minutes at a level 5 (level 5 is like walking up the stairs with a bag of groceries)
-Go for one minute at level 6
-Go for one minute at level 7
-Go for one minute at level 8
-Go for one minute at level 9
-Repeat that three more times, so 4 total cycles (Oh that level 6 feels so good after being at a 9!!)
-On your final cycle at level 9, go all out level 10 for a high point….giving it all you have, 110% of what you have left in you. If you’re successful, you should get a cold chill all through your body on this 10….like cold water pouring into your body! I am not quite sure why…but it happens!
-Then cool it down at a level 5 for one minute and you’re finished!
Each time you workout, your performance levels will vary due to your diet, stress levels, and rest the day/night before. Your levels that day are all relative to you on that day. So what you did on a 8 or 9 etc. the day before might be different than today. It’s all about what you have in you that day. I do this 3x weekly and I’m telling you, less.is.more! It works! Make sense? -Mindy
Her Feedback after trying it-
Loving the interval runs….less time and a great workout=happiness! Those long runs were zapping all my energy. The interval runs energize me and I feel like I can function afterwards. The sweat drips just as much doing the interval workouts!