Interval training is such a great way to workout. If you don't know what it is exactly, it's simply a type of exercise that alternates between higher intensity and rest periods. There are many benefits to interval training. Here are a few!
Burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time. The short bursts of higher intensity raise your heart rate and will in turn cause you to burn more calories in a shorter amount of time.
Can reduce blood. One study found that HIIT (or high intensity interval training) can reduce blood pressure as much as traditional, continual endurance training in adults with high blood pressure.
Strengthen your heart. Making your heart alternate between short higher intensity intervals and slightly longer lower intensity intervals has big benefits when it comes to strengthening your heart.
I hope you have enjoyed all of the new Heart Healthy workouts this month. Taking care of your health is so important, especially heart health! Being proactive with heart health is the first step to living a longer more fulfulling life!
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Heart Healthy Interval Training Workout Transcript
Welcome to your heart healthy Interval Training. Are you ready? Have some lightweights handy. We will be using those. So let's get started with the fabulous warmup just to get you going. That's it. And then we'll go right into some cardio workouts. Also, we're gonna work on toning the muscles at the same time. Interval training really helps get that heart rate up and works on those muscles too. That's right. Do the best you can. Let's reach up and reach over. There you go. All the way up. Lift. Good. Keep the body going. You're gonna feel so good, I promise. Just keep it up. We've got two more. Yes. Last set. All the way up. Come on. Reach. Reach and twist and twist. And hold it right here and twist it out. Good. That's great. Way to work that waistline. Twist it out. Good. Keep it going.
You can do it. Always do the best you can. This workout is for you. Get off that chair, get off that couch and work out. You'll feel better. Your heart will thank you. Yes it will. Okay. And do big swings. The more muscles you use, the more calories you burn. That's right. Come on. Really burst up some energy right now. Really feel it. Good. We got two more. Just reach out like this. Good. And to the side. Reach And take it down. Let's reach up. Let me see that leg lift and lower. Lift that leg. Beautiful. Feel lifted. Good. You got this. You can do it. You are worth it. Keep moving. That's our goal. Last one on this side. Okay. To the other side. And lift those legs. Good. Squeeze the tissue. That's it. Good. You got it? Two more. Last one. Okay. Now grab your weight and hold it right here.
And let's do some bicep curls. That's it. And heel taps. We're gonna feel firm and tone. That's right. Target tone. While you're still keeping your heart rate down. That's what interval training's all about. That's great. So keep moving. The biceps are getting nice and toned. Do the best you can. If you don't have weights at home, go ahead and just grab some cans of soup. You'll feel the muscle a little more. That's great. A whole minute's worth of toning. Okay, now let's do shoulder pulls. Lift and lower. Lift and lower. Shaping your shoulders. That's it. Good. Think about good posture. Now stretch your arms out to the sides. Good. Keep your elbow slightly bent. That way it doesn't lock the elbow out. Good. You can do it. Last one. Okay. Put those weights down. Back to cardio. Here you go. Alright, let's work those legs.
Come on. You can do it. Good. And let's shuffle it to the side. A little shuffle. Good. You got it? That's it. Good. And push it. Elbows up so you really feel the muscles working. That's it. Cardio. Woo. Great. Now let's go to to this side. Two and two. Good. That's it. Just have fun. Fitness can be fun. Just helps you with your mood, gives you a better attitude. Helps you feel better. And it gives you energy. It also works. That heart. That's it. Good. Two more. Last one. Okay. Grab the weights. Now grab the weights. Keep your head above the heart. And let's work on those triceps. We already did the biceps, so now we're gonna work on the back. The triceps, take it back and tap behind. Good tap and pull, you can do it. Good. Really think about keeping those elbows nice and high up there.
Good. That's it. Don't swing. It stays up. Great. That's it. Interval training is a little cardio with a little light weights. Great. Changing it up. Work those muscles. But notice metabolism still stays up because we're still moving the muscles. The legs. That's right. Two more. Last one. Okay. Place those weights on down back to our cardio. And now it's a kick out to the side. Kick it out. But think good posture. That's important. Good. And just kick it out to the sides. Beautiful smile. You're doing great. Keep moving. That's it. Now I want you to get low and low and high and up and bend your knees. That's it. And lift. And lift. Get a little lower low. Yes. Good. That's it. Two more. Lower. That's it. And one more high. Great. Okay. Just step side, desire. Beautiful. Just keep moving. That's the whole goal. Keep it going.
That's great. Okay. Spend some time breathing in and out. Do it again. Inhale and exhale. Oh, let it go. That's it. Good. And bring your arms across. Just one arm now. Just one arm reach. Beautiful. That's it. Working the chest muscles too. That's great. Enter the other arm. Reach it open. That's it. Cross over and open. Great for the chest. Excellent. Good. You can do this. That's set. Good. Okay. Hold it out there. Now let's grab those weights. Keeping your chin above your heart. Very important. And now let's do overhead presses. Great. What you're going to do here is keep your back strong and straight. Notice the back is straight and you're gonna do presses up. Pull down, up, pull down. That's it. Great. Good. Now it's time to tone to strengthen. Good. Working on the muscles, all while you're still keeping the metabolism going by working a little more cardio.
Doing work in the legs. That's it. Good. Take a breather. Inhale and exhale. We got two more. That's it. Last one. Now we hold it right here and we do pull downs. Good. Then pull down. That's it. Back is straight. Pull it down. Good. That's great. That's it. Strong upper body. Beautiful. You got it. Good. Two more. Last one. Okay. Put those weights on down and a little more cardio. You just can't stop. Okay. Just keep it moving. You got it. And let's go all the way up and back. Lift and down. Notice my arms to keep moving. That's what's important here. Yes. To get stamina, to really improve your heart health. Good. That's it. Also, it helps with your metabolism, do 10 minutes. Really boost that metabolism and your mood and your spirits. Stay positive. Be optimistic. That helps the heart too. Last one.
Okay. To the other side. It's a reach and to touch. I really want you to reach all the way up. Stretch the body. Stretch and release. You can do it. Good. That's it. That's it. Beautiful. Okay. Just lift the legs down. Just lift one leg. Okay. Now make sure when you're doing that leg, it lifts out to the side. That way you work on the outer thighs too. Wonderful. Out to the side. Last set on the side. Great. Okay. The other side. Remember to lift the leg out and out. You got it. Home workouts are the best. That's what I've been doing for 40 years, you guys. And they work in the privacy of your own home. That's what I love about it. We got two more of these. Last one. Okay. Let's get the weights for the last time. Keep your head above the heart.
That's it. And let's work a little bit of shoulders, just like that. Here and left. Good. Thinking about very good posture. All you're doing is switching your arms or we're working on this. Sexy arms for shoulder strength. That's it. But notice I only go chest tie. Very important to protect those joints still work on the muscles. Beautiful. That's it. Keeping good muscle strength really helps. That's great. We got two more. Last one. Okay. Now I want you to do a little bit of a chest fly and a backline. So it's a back fly and a chest fly. Try to lift and press and lift the back. Your goal is to squeeze your shoulder blades behind you. That's it. Good. Just lift it stomach. Is it back is strong too. Almost like you're hugging a giant beach ball. There you go. Good. Last one, tap it out.
Okay. Place your weights down and take a deep breath. Inhale, stretch the body and exhale out. Stretch the hamstring and do the other side. Stretch the body. Oh, my favorite part. Such a legs, chest tied. And stretch your hamstring. That's it. And let's all take a deep breath together. Bring in the oxygen. You did such a fabulous workout. And let it all go. Give yourself a big hand. You did great. Thanks for working out with me. Woo. If you love this workout, I have so much [email protected]. Try my free trial that you get to do all kinds of different workouts and recipes, eating plans. You will love it. All you have to do is visit DeniseAustin.com. Sign up for your free trial now.