Okay…. so you have questions about intervals. They are a shorter, more intense form of cardio that will help to deliver faster results when added to your fat loss plan ~ but you are still left with some questions about this new approach.
Let me know if this list of Q and A helps!
1. “You really only do cardio for 45 minutes a week?”
Yes, I do – if you have not already noticed, I am one busy gal….I do not have the time to spend any more than 10-15 minutes a workout – nor do I have the patience or attention span!
Fit Yummy Mummy Intervals are the ONLY cardio you will ever catch me doing….and to be WAY super honest with you – on an average week, I only get two, 10 min intervals sessions in. If I am in need of an energizing kick, I will throw an 8-10 minute session in during the middle of the day.
And yes, I am living in my ideal body – but even when I am looking to lean out, I am truly at most doing Intervals 3 days a week ~ this allows me to stick to it and also provides me the time needed to get my resistance training in too. This is one of the tricks to the Fit Yummy Mummy Workouts – when they FIT your lifestyle….you will actually Stick To Them (which equals far greater results than doing the excuse approach).
2. “What about Heart Rate?”
Fit Yummy Mummy’s at ClubFYM who do use a heart rate monitor follow these guidelines:
Correlation with RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion)
10 = 90-100%
8-9 = 80-90%
5-7 = 70-80%
3-4 = 60-70%
2 = 50-60%
The highs are 80-90%, and the lows are more like 65-75%.
You do need to calculate for yourself what your target heart rates are based on age and fitness level and discuss this with your Dr as needed. Once you know how the percentages correlate to the BPM, you are good to go!
Intervals are a short and sweet but SUPER intense so it is very important to be sure you have checked with your physician before you begin and then work your way up to the more intense levels.
The Fit Yummy Mummy Interval Training Soundtracks have mapped out the guidelines for you, giving you a place to start and make adjustments based on how quickly you progress.
3. “So all I have to do is 45 min of cardio a week and I will lose more weight and get rid of my fat belly?”
Not at all what I am saying.
Intervals are meant to enhance your results when added to the efforts you are making to lose fat.
The process of fat loss requires that you are taking steps to boost your metabolism and take care of YOU.
This means you must be following a full body resistance training program, that keeps you challenged and changes every 4 weeks or so, you are doing the RIGHT amount of cardio – as demonstrated here, intervals are the way to go – and of course you MUST take a closer look at what you are eating.
Sorry – you just cannot rid your body of FAT by trying to exercise out the calories you overeat.
(same is true of the opposite scenario – you cannot lose fat by overexercising and undereating)
And yes, I absolutely can address your Resistance Training Questions in the posts to come. Just be sure to let me know what your questions are!
4. “I have an injured ________(fill in the blank), what intervals can I do?”
Just like you must speak with your Dr before starting a New exercise/nutrition program – it is imperative that you speak to your Dr if you have any type of injury to your back, neck, knees, etc.
It is not my place to determine your state of physical healthy – especially online through an email. You must find out what limitations your injury presents you with and then ask your Dr what types of exercise are appropriate for you and your injury. I am not able to tell you what you can and cannot do.
5. “But I enjoy my hour cardio workouts”
Good for you.
And like I said in yesterday’s video, if this is what makes you happy and you are loving the results you are getting from these longer cardio sessions then I am not about to tell you otherwise.
6. “Where should I start?”
I believe everyone should start at the Beginning!
No matter how advanced you think you are or how much experience you have with working out, when you are learning something new, better to ease into it, get a feel for it and identify strengths and areas of improvement.
Doing too much too soon always leads to burn out or worse – injury. Do not zap the fun out of this before you even begin!
So once you have the good to go from your dr, I would suggest choosing a doable body weight option and just trying out what a “1 min on, 1 min off” session to see what it feels like, allowing yourself to work for about 10 minutes. Keep track of what you notice in a workout log and make adjustments as you complete each workout.
Download your Interval Training Soundtracks today and FEEL what a difference it makes to YOUR cardio workout! And let me know if you have any other questions about intervals.
“I used the soundtrack today for my intervals and they ROCKED! I found that I got a much better workout when I didn’t have to watch the clock and I could just concentrate on what I was doing. Now if I could only remember to tighten my core I’d be set! Thanks for putting this together Holly it really helped!”
~ Katherine, Colorado Springs, CO
“Wow!! I purchased the Interval Training Soundtracks last night and tried the advanced level this morning and it totally blew me away. This is awesome!! Holly, you’re a genius. It is so fun to do with the soundtracks that I may do another one this evening. This is just so motivating for me to want to do my intervals. Thanks a bunch, Holly.”
~ Elsa, Laredo TX
I love your new interval program with the timed music and cued voice. This is going to make a difference in my workouts and my fitness outcome!! I am so excited, I can hardly contain myself.”
~ Elaine, Galt CA
“This is such an awesome sound track! I am so excited to do it again. it showed me I wasn’t working hard enough before-it was so easy to slack off but this really motivates you to keep trying harder until the end. My fiance was watching me when I was doing my intervals and he thought it was awesome! I couldn’t stop smiling while I was working out ~ haha!”
~ Katie, Kawakawa, New Zealand
Take the guess work out of Interval Training!
DONE-FOR-YOU Pre-Programmed Workout Soundtracks With Me as Your Personal Coach Telling You Exactly When To Start And When To Stop With Strategically Placed Countdowns and Updates, With All The Motivation You Need To Complete An Intense Interval Session!
No more watching the clock, trying to find the right music to match, or trying to find the motivation to push through another intense intervals session.
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You have 2 package options – The basic with 1 soundtrack and the Deluxe with 3 soundtracks.
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Fit Yummy Mummy Interval Training Soundtracks
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