If you don’t have variety in your fat-burning interval program, you could end up at a fat-loss plateau. My experience as a trainer shows me that variety in your interval cardio program is one of the keys to keep that fat burning off.
Not only should you have variety within your training week (or example, alternate between two different workouts, rather than just doing the same interval workout each time), but you should also change these workouts every four weeks.
To modify your interval training workouts, you can:
Switch exercise methods (even using bodyweight exercises for intervals).
Increase or decrease the length of the interval (while decreasing or
increasing the intensity, respectively).
Increase or decrease the number of intervals per workout.
Increase or decrease the rest time between intervals.
Here is my list of preferred ways to do your intervals, ranked in order from best to worst, based on my experiences:
[Ed. Note: Craig Ballantyne is an expert consultant for Men's Health magazine. If you're looking to burn fat, build muscle and quickly step into the body you have always wanted with just three workouts each week, check out Craig's fat-loss system by .]
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