Stamford, CT (PressExposure) April 20, 2012 -- Cardio interval training has taken on a new important role with personal fitness trainers and workouts. Top athletes have realized the benefits of interval training to help with their overall performance, as well as modifying their body's composition. However, it is not necessary to be a top athlete to benefit from interval training. Interval training can help anyone who is interested in improving their physical well-being and it can also provide you with a revitalized personal fitness plan that also benefits your mind.
Interval training should be integrated with the help of a personal fitness trainer into your personal fitness plan. It should be performed with a series of timed workouts. For example, if you were running on a treadmill, you would need to run for 30 seconds at a speed of 8 mph or higher, and then drop down to a speed of 4 mph at a slow jog for 30 seconds. This pattern should be repeated for approximately 20 minutes. This type of workout can not only be done while running on a treadmill, as it can be repeated on other types of cardio machines such as a recumbent bike or an elliptical machine.
There are several advantages to cardio interval personal fitness training. First, it burns more calories and fat than just a regular run. You will certainly be amazed as to how many calories and how much body fat you will drop by having your personal fitness trainer incorporate interval training into your personal fitness plan.
Another advantage of cardio interval training is that it boosts your overall aerobic fitness. The high intensity intervals will elevate your heart rate up to its maximum heart rate. You can determine what your maximum heart rate should be by a simple formula (220 - Your Age = Maximum Heart Rate). With the lower intensity interval, your heart rate is allowed to lower at a quick rate. The raising and lowering of your heart rate creates a true metabolic workout. When you run at a steady rate your heart rate will not fluctuate enough to provide you with the same results.
In addition, interval personal fitness training also saves you time. A person who desires an intense workout can have one in a period of 20 to 30 minutes. You can have an awesome cardio workout as long as you manage you intervals properly. Trust me when I tell you that it will feel like you ran a marathon once you are done with your interval training. You actually end up saving some additional "wear and tear" on your body as well since9l you do not need to run as long or as far as you normally are do.
Finally, cardio interval training will also provide you with some extra motivation for your workout. Let's face it; a person can get very bored just running at the same pace for an hour. This type of cardio workout totally motivates your body as well as your mind. It also challenges your body, which, in turn will motivate you to work hard and achieve the goals your personal fitness trainer has set in your personal fitness plan.
Although cardio interval training is not new, many new people who have first hired me as their personal fitness trainer have never heard of it or tried it. Once I have incorporated cardio interval training into their personal fitness plan the results have been amazing from both a physical and mental perspective. Cardio interval training can make a huge difference with your personal fitness training program. Contact a personal fitness trainer to help you develop a comprehensive personal fitness plan. Give it a try; you will love the results you get!
Jeanine Rossi- Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
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