Even though I'm supposed to be entirely off cardio this month, as I already fessed up over the weekend, I did sneak in a short incline workout on Saturday.
Well, I really messed up this morning because one of the first emails I opened was from Craig and it contained a new, tempting, torturous interval circuit he just brewed up. I've received so many emails recently from CFB* readers asking for interval training options, that I really wanted to give this a test drive to see if it was worth posting (which it obviously was!).
* Catapult Fitness Blog
I actually really liked this circuit because it can be done sans any equipment if you jog as your warm-up/cool-down, making it yet another "no excuse" workout!
Warm-up - 5 minutes at a moderate pace
Interval #1 (60 seconds at 8/10 intensity level) [note: I used a jump rope - if you don't have a rope, fake it]
Without rest, do 5 Spiderman Pushups per side
Rest 1 minute before moving to Interval #2
Interval #2 (45 seconds at 8/10 intensity level)
Without rest, do 10 Mountain Climbers per side
Rest 1 minute before moving to Interval #3
Interval #3 (60 seconds at 8/10 intensity level)
Without rest, do 5 Bird Dogs per side - brace your abs!
Rest 1 minute before repeating Intervals #1 - #3 one more time each