Interval Training - Efficient and Effective Caregiver Tools to Manage Your Fitness.



Interval Training
spare time fitness for caregivers (and patients!)


Interval Training (IT) Workout Routines are on the cutting edge of the fitness industry. You likely didn't know that as your time is consumed with taking care of your loved one.

Here's why that can and must change. IT has redefined the ole 'set' and 'reps' in the gym and is basically an exercise for a short period of time followed by a resting period for a short period of time. This becomes your set and this set is repeated for several minutes.

The secret to interval training is not how many calories you are burning during your workout routines, but how many you burn after it and where these calories are coming from. This puts a whole new spin on the typical "cardio zone" or "fat burning zone" thinking.

These short burst workout routines have been proven to show up to 9x more fat loss than traditional aerobic exercise. In fact, many study's now show that aerobic exercise does little if anything for larger scale fat loss. It is better than nothing but for you time is limited.

Great News!

Care-giving can be exhausting. Care-receiving can be depressing.

So...

Simplify your life just a tad... even three minutes a day (see our best resources on the right) and add a few moments of health into your life. You take care of everyone else... who will take care of you when you finally burn out? Start now to say NO to everyone else and say YES to you. You'll find some guilt - but it will go away, peace, weight loss, better health and better sleep! Everyone wants those things but not many are willing to start today to accomplish them. Yet, you work every day for a week or two to get a pay check - why not workout out a few minutes a day to get a weight loss 'paycheck' every one to two weeks?

Understanding EPOC may help you maximize your fitness in just a few short moments of spare time!

EPOC - The Magic Formula

EPOC is not really so magical as it is proven and effective.

EPOC stands for Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption. It's a scientific way of describing the calories you burn after you are done exercising.

After cardiovascular exercise or weight training, the body continues to need oxygen at a higher rate than before the exercise began. This used to be called oxygen debt but describes the different body processes in establishing homeostasis or rest.

Interval training and resistance training have been shown to shake up the body's homeostasis more than traditional aerobic exercise. This means that the body must burn more energy AFTER the workout routines to restore the body back to its resting state - sometimes up to 48 hours.

Over time your body's ability to convert energy directly into the muscle increases. The muscles ability to store energy increases so your demands for fat release go up, and interval training starts convincing the body to funnel new energy to the muscles instead of sending them to your fat stores.


interval training time formula

Interval training workout routines have been proven to show effectiveness in as little as 20 seconds! Yes, 20 seconds! With 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest, our work out is easily blocked into 4 minute routines.

Our 4 minute workout routine will follow this formula:

  • 1st Body weight exercise for 20 seconds (modified as needed).
  • Rest for 10 seconds.
  • 2nd Body weight exercise for 20 seconds (modified as needed).
  • Rest for 10 seconds.
  • Repeat the above 4 times
  • Body Weight exercises can be mixed and matched.

Interval training trains the body to become more efficient at becoming a fat burning machine.





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