Healthy Living · Running

Workout Update & High-Intensity Interval Training

A little workout update:

A while back I posted about the Emily Skye F.I.T. app I have been using for my workouts. Almost a year later and I’m still using the app – just in a different way.

I like the variety of the workouts in the F.I.T app. , they are always different. Everyday there is a new workout combo with 5 different moves that focus on different areas (abs, back, legs, arms, etc.)  Each move has a how-to video. Most moves require 4 sets of 12 reps.

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I have been using the workouts like this:  I run 2 laps (on an indoor track). Then I complete 2 sets of a move and then run (sprint) 1 lap.  I alternate the 1 lap/2 sets  until I do all exercises. Then I finish with 2 laps.   If I do everything right I complete 13 laps (1 mile on the indoor track)  in total with the workout.

I love having an hour for lunch and working right next door to a Rec center. It makes working out easier and saves me lots of time.  I can usually complete the whole workout in 35 minutes with stretching.  This gives me lots of time to clean up and get back to work.

To prepare for my Ireland trip, summer softball and keep me in shape between races the last few months (January-March 2017) I was doing this routine 2-3 times a week along with a Core class on Monday and Friday’s.  Now I’m focusing more on Half marathon training again.

This really gets my heart rate going and I have always preferred active rest in between sets.  It’s my version of High-Intensity Interval Training.

You can download the app here: https://www.emilyskye.com/app

 

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