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DIY Workout #3

This one is for those who like a “Cardio HIIT”

Just to keep you on your toes and add a bit of variety, this training session can be done on a spin bike, x-trainer, treadmill or out on the running track. Whichever you choose, remember to warm-up, work hard for the main set and cool down. Another 30 min session done and dusted!

Equipment: stop watch or timer – choice of bike, x-trainer, treadmill or the great outdoors

Warm-up:

Leg Swings – fwd & back, side to side

Calf/Achilles stretches

Trunk rotations

Main set:

00:00 – 05:00 min Steady warm-up, gradually increase resistance (bike/x-trainer) or pace (run/treadmill) to moderate intensity
05:00 – 15:00 min Sprint 20 sec, easy pace recovery 40 sec.

10 times total (10min)

15:00 – 19:00 min Hill climb 60 sec (gradually increase resistance or incline) – should feel hard. Stay seated if on bike. Recover with easy spin/jog 60 sec.

2 hill climbs (4min)

19:00 – 23:00 min Sprint 20sec, recover 10 sec. (If on treadmill jump onto edge of belt rather than decreasing speed)

8 times total (4min)

23:00 – 28:00 min Gradual cool down. Spin legs if on bike, decrease resistance on x-trainer or gentle jog on treadmill/run.

 

Cool Down: Static stretches that target quads, hamstrings, hips, groin, lower back