Another motivating factor when it comes to the gym…..
Today, Planet Fitness deducted their $19.99 from me and I felt obligated to get my money’s worth with a quick 30 minute treadmill workout.
Last week, I talked about my love for intervals and this week is no different.
Well, the only difference is that I used the technique on the treadmill instead of in strength training.
The workout was only 30 minutes long with a 5 minute cool down.
**which is provided at the end of the 30 minutes**
Each interval would last for 1 minute. The incline remained at 1.0%.
Rest/Recovery: 3.0 mph (20 min mile)
Pace/Steady: 6.0 mph (10 min mile)
Intense/All Out: 9.0 mph (6:40 min mile)
This was done 10 times with a 1:1:1 ratio.
After it is all said and done, over a 30 minute period, I was able to walk, jog and run for ten minutes.
**worked harder and smarter**
Right when my lungs were starting to burn from the speed of 9.0, I was able to rest and recover at 3.0.
At that speed, I can catch my breath and get mentally right again.
Maybe even change the song.
Lastly, with this 3-6-9 interval, I am able to still average a 10 minute mile (6.0 mph).
Which is my steady, go-to, foundation pace.
High Intensity Interval Training exercises are the best! So versatile and non time consuming. It can be used for strength training or cardio.
A lot of the time, H.I.I.T. is great with any kind of mental attitude I may have upon beginning the exercise as well.
Let’s be real, I’m not excited to get to the gym 100% of the time.
Generally, it takes 3 episodes of a binge worthy television show, fully charged headphones and phone along with mental negotiations with myself in order to get the job done.
The Lord blessed me with a strong, healthy and able body and it is only right that I take care of it in all ways.
1 Corinthians 9:26-27
“Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.