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Get The Best Results With Interval Training and Muscle Confusion Workouts

Interval Training or Muscle Confusion is a very important part of weight loss and muscle development.

What is Muscle Confusion and Interval Traning you ask?

A sure way to break the monotony of your daily workout routine is to incorporate interval training. These are short burst exercises that can last anywhere between 30 seconds to 3 minutes.

It really depends on the fitness level of the person training and the style of the intervals they are doing. For us in the fitness world, we call interval training "shocking the body". It is believed by many in the health industry that interval training is a more effective way to burn fat and tone than simply training at a moderate intensity level for the same duration, (i.e. running on the treadmill or elliptical machine for 20 minutes.)

upper body workout video Studies show that with interval training, you can lose 3 times the fat than when doing regular exercise, burn up to 30% more calories, help build your endurance, increase after-burn, and strengthen your heart and lungs. This is why interval training has become so popular amongst fitness professionals. When you first start a consistent workout routine, you lose weight and see results because this is something new for your body. But eventually, your body will get use to it and unless you add speed or weight to that routine, your body will show little change or none at all. This is where interval training or “shocking the body” comes in to play. Shocking the body means to do a completely different workout than what your body is use to. So instead of you doing your daily 20 minute treadmill workout and weight lifting, switch it up. For example, here is a sample interval training session for beginners done on a track:

Jog 1 lap
push ups – 3 sets of 10 (15 seconds of rest in between each set)
basic static stretching (hamstrings, quads, calves, arms)

jump squats- 3 sets of 10 (15 seconds of rest in between each set)
3 sets of jumping rope (each set do for 2 minutes with 30 second rests in between each set)
sprint 3 laps – do 1 lap at a time ( 45 seconds of rest in between each lap)

walk 1 lap around the track
basic static stretching (hamstrings, quads, calves, arms)

"/>Almost anyone can incorporate interval training into their fitness routines. The beauty of it is that it can be done almost anywhere, a track, park, garage or right in the comfort of your own living room.

It requires no special equipment and you can gradually increase your intervals as your fitness level improves. If you do have equipment at your home, interval training can be performed on almost any cardio machine, (treadmill, stair mill, stationary bike, elliptical trainer, etc).

Breaking up your exercise routine with interval training not only boosts your fitness level, but it can help pass the time quickly and keep exercise boredom at bay. So if you are ready to step up your workout and challenge yourself a little more, interval training is a great way to start. It adds variety to your workout and you can work at your own pace. Remember, to avoid injury, start off slow and work from your personal fitness level. Also, it’s best before beginning any diet or fitness program to consult a physician Doing the same routine week after week will cause your weight loss to stall causing you to have less results. What you should do is add a wide variety of workouts or exercises that works the muscles from different angles. Also switch up you reps, number so sets and rest periods. There are hundreds of different exercises to choose from that you could incorporate safely into your old routine. This is not only good for you muscle growth, its also good in keeping you mentally fresh and motivatied.

Here's Is Great Interval Routine I Do When I'm On The Road In My Hotel Using Resistance Bands.

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