Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Interval Training Q'n'A

Interval training question posted over on my my Facebook page this morning...

Q: Craig would like to know if its ok to do interval training in the mornings and resistence training in evening or the other way around?

Yes, thats fine, if that is what your schedule permits.

Other folks often ask if it is okay if they do intervals on one day and their resistance training the next day, and that is also fine.

If either approach starts to tire you out, then you might need to cut back and take an extra day off or reduce the volume of the workout, but that goes for regular workouts as well.

I also wrote a new article on intervals:

=> Unique Interval Training Workouts

Of course the #1 question I get is, "What is the best interval training workout for fat loss? Is it 20 seconds of sprinting and 10 seconds of recovery, or 8 seconds of work and 12 seconds of rest, or a 30-30 split?"

And the answer is, "no one really knows right now".

It makes sense though, to do as little as possible to reach your goals, because doing too much can lead to overuse injury.

So stay tuned as we continue to learn more about interval training and I'll pass on everything I learn to you.

In the meantime, I want to discuss one other thing, and that is the lack of motivation that people have around this time of year...and to that I say:

"There will be days when you struggle to exercise, and that is okay. Just never give up. Realize everyone else goes through this, and not quitting is what separates the success stories from the "coulda-beens"."

Stay strong,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

PS - Please vote for the finalists of the 6th Turbulence Training Transformation Contest.

You can vote for men, women, and advanced:

=> Click here to vote

And get ready for contest #7 that starts on Sunday, December 27th.

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