Introductory Interval Training – A Basic Workout

intervaltrainingSo working out is something that you want to start doing, but you don’t have the time to, or are too shy, to join a gym like the one pictured. Well, kickboxing gyms all over use what’s called interval training to put the body through a hard exercise regimen. These workouts can be easily done at home and save yourself time (and money) from going to the gym. After warming up, consider these next 5 sets of workouts.

3 minute workout sets, 30 second intervals; 1 minute rest in between each set:

  • (Conditioning) Jumping Jacks and Burpees (example shown in video)

  • (Arm Strength and Toning) Push-Ups (on knees if necessary) and Lock Arms Out in Push-Up Position (shown in picture)

  • (Leg Strength and Toning) Jumping Lunges and Stationary Squats (standing, feet shoulder width apart, squat to knees bend either 90 degrees or to where you feel strain)

  • (Conditioning) Mountain Climbers (Arms, push-up position and drop to elbows in plank lock, then bring back up to push-up position) and Mountain Climbers (Legs, example shown in video)

  • (Abs) Front Plank Lock and Leg Raises

So if looking at it as a regimen, you would start with 30 seconds of Jumping Jacks, then do 30 seconds of Burpees. Continue that cycle until 3 minutes are up, take one minute break, then continue to the next set of work. This exercise plan, including warming up and stretching, should take no longer than 45 minutes. To the average person, this is a great time saver for working out at home and it supplies a full body workout to target the three main areas of the body: the core, and the upper and lower body.

Tee Major Fitness has compiled a great list of grueling body weight workouts. Be sure to check it out to find examples on Burpees, Jumping Lunges, and many more exercises to motivate you.

Happy training!

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