Time is always been and will always be the number one reason we miss workouts. As Fire Rescue Athletes, we work unusual hours and our workouts are often interrupted by calls. Lately I've been creating and testing some highly efficient cardio interval workouts on my bootcamp classes and crew. Today's blog will give you two of the more effective ones and teach you some ways to integrate them into your busy schedules and workouts.
The 5 Minutes of Hell Interval Challenge
I like to use this interval challenge at the end of workouts or bootcamp classes. It really challenges your body’s ability to recover while continuing to work at a high intensity, just like it is on the fire ground. All you need for this interval workout is a wall and a timer. You can check out a video overview of the 5 minutes of hell (click here) and/or read the instructions below:
You can make this interval more challenging by adding more difficult exercises (squat jumps, sledge hammers, body drags) or by adding more time for the intervals (change from 30 to 45 seconds) or by wearing a weighted vest. Give this one a try...or try one of the numerous workouts on the blog.