February 28, 2011Read: Proverbs 24:16

Quote of the Week

"The person who wins may have been counted out several times, but never heard the bell."

--Author Unknown

Workout of the Week: A treadmill trial

In a week dedicated to the theme of commitment and perseverance, this routine will challenge your stamina while helping you burn fat.

As you know, interval training for both men and women helps save muscle tone while burning fat better than long-duration cardio bouts. The sprint time matches the low intensity period as well as the complete rest period. This particular interval routine will last about 10 minutes, but repeat it if you have the time for one twenty-minute workout. Try to keep to the interval times prescribed but feel free to mix and match the time intervals slightly based on your abilities and goals.

After a thorough warm-up, consisting of active moments such as running in place, jumping jacks and shadowboxing...

Sprint for 1 minute

Walk for 1 minute

Step off for 1 minute (during this time, set the treadmill back up to sprint speed)

Sprint for 45 seconds

Walk for 45 seconds

Step off for 45 seconds

Sprint for 30 seconds

Walk for 30 seconds

Step off for 30 seconds

After a 1 minute rest, repeat