The Benefits of Intervals and Interval Timers

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Congrats to April Sorrow (@AprilS_2010), the winner of the giveaway! Thanks to everyone who entered. Now that you’re thinking about intervals, let’s see how you can use them to achieve your goals! _____________________ For people wanting to lose weight and/or increase stamina while retaining muscle, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) really does live up to its promises. It’s a proven way to (1) increase your metabolic rate, (2) torch the same number of calories in much less time than conventional cardio, and {Read More…}

Recap: High-Intensity Weights Routine

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Today I was amped and ready to kill it with my second workout swap with Kris O’Connor (@Krazy_Kris). (See her challenging circuit.) I love swapping routines because it puts me out of my comfort zone and it’s exciting see how I do with a totally different approach. I focus mainly on weights in my workouts and do cardio on the side… Kris focuses more on full-body functional circuits that are total butt kickers too! (Check out my first weights workout {Read More…}

Endurance Workout for a Weights Girl

Today @Krazy_Kris and I swapped workouts – I gave her a full-body weights routineand she gave me a top-to-bottom endurance routine. We both went outside our comfort zones to do something we don’t normally do – she lifted weights and I focused on endurance. (See her post-workout results here.) Here’s a blow-by-blow of how I did with her challenging workout! Part 1 – A Circuit of 5 Exercises for Time For each set, complete each exercise for 1 minute with {Read More…}