Interval Training is what I use as the fastest, easiest way to lose fat and gain stamina(my 2 health and fitness goals) and is what I recommend to my clients.
It is very well described by Dr. Mercola in one of his newsletters and is repeated below:
“I use and recommend the program developed by Phil Campbell, which will trigger HGH production as you go “all out” during the exertion phase. Here’s a summary of what a typical interval routine might look like using the Resistance Chair:
• Warm up for three minutes.
• Exercise as hard and fast as you can for 30 seconds. You should be gasping for breath and feel like you couldn’t possibly go on another few seconds.(of course, check with a healthcare professional first if you have any medical concerns). It is better to use lower resistance and higher repetitions to increase your heart rate.
• Recover for 90 seconds, still moving, but at slower pace and decreased resistance.
• Repeat the high-intensity exercise and recovery 7 more times
As a physio, I recommend you finish with a cool down for 3 minutes and then stretching of hamstrings and quads is recommended.
When you’re first starting out, depending on your level of fitness, you may only be able to do two or three repetitions of the high-intensity intervals. As you get fitter, just keep adding repetitions until you’re doing eight during your 20-minute session. Once you regularly incorporate these 20-minute exercises about twice a week, most people notice the following benefits:
Decrease in body fat Improved muscle tone
Improved athletic speed and performance
Ability to achieve your fitness goals much faster
Increase in energy and sexual desire ”
Best of Luck,
Let me know how it goes…