Cardio Workout of the Week: Descending Intervals
|September 5, 2013||Posted by The Fit Scoop under Workouts|
Can you believe it’s the first week of September already??? We know I love a good interval workout, so this week’s workout is another interval variation – descending intervals. You’ll do five 1 minute intervals, five :30 second intervals, and five :15 second intervals with equal rest. The intervals get shorter but so do the rest periods so those seemingly short :15 second intervals at the end will feel far from easy. This workout works well with any cardio mode of your choice: running, walking, elliptical, cycling, rowing, stair climbing, swimming, etc.
How hard should you do your intervals? Assuming you are in good health and have no workout restrictions, you should do these at max effort: 95-100% effort. In short, these should be HARD! Good luck 😉
Make it easier: if you aren’t up to max effort workouts, you can do these at a reduced effort level (say 80-90% effort).
Make it harder: if you feel like you want to make this workout harder, you didn’t do the intervals at MAX effort. If you do them at the proper effort level, the workout will kick your booty!