Well, interval training is great but your body adapts very quickly to interval training just like other workouts and sometimes even quicker. And one of the quickest ways to avoid this is to change it up regularly by trying different styles of interval workouts.
With training it is important to have variety and inspiration in the workout.
One of the best ways to do interval training workouts that burn fat is to use a multi-moding approach.
Basically you can:
- Change the mode of the exercise (even during the session)
- Change the interval length
- Change the rest period or recovery time
- Use multi durations
- Change the gradient or terrain – use stairs – hills or flats
- 30 seconds rower – rest 60 seconds
- 30 seconds Bike – rest 60 seconds
- 30 seconds Treadmill – rest 60 seconds
- Repeat 5-10 times
- 60 Seconds rower – rest 75 seconds
- 60 Seconds bike – rest 75 seconds
- 60 Seconds treadmill – rest 75 seconds
- Repeat 4-8 times
- 90 Seconds rower – rest 90 seconds
- 90 Seconds bike – rest 90 seconds
- 90 Seconds treadmill – rest 90 seconds
- Repeat 5-6 times
This multi-moding approach helps to burn fat by constantly challenging the big muscles of your body and mixing up your training. It can also help prevent injury by using all the different machinery and different movement patterns so you don’t overuse any one muscle group or movement pattern.
The longer you can consistently train without injury the better for your fat loss results.
If you don’t have access to a gym you can do stair climbs, walking and running. You could do bike, run and swim and use longer intervals. Not everything has to be short and sweet. Longer intervals of 3-5 mins and up to 10 mins work also for fat loss.
Mutli-moding interval training workouts that burn fat are a great way to keep your training exciting and inspiring. You won’t dread the 40 minute treadmill run or the 45 minute boring bike session. Multi-moding will keep you moving around and the session will fly in.
Try it and enjoy.