Quick and Easy!
Protein with tons of nutrients and antioxidants!
Great for a meal replacement or pre/post workout shake!
1 Scoop of Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
1% or 2% Milk
Don't worry, if you blend it good enough and portion your ingredients
appropriately you can't even taste the kale!
Pictured are enough ingredients for 2 helpings, or 1- if you are just really hungry!
H.I.I.T – High Intensity Interval Training
Simply put, more work in less time. Better results in less time. Does it mean that you are so tired that you can’t move after the workout and are too sore the days afterwards?
If that is the case, you are working out too hard for your current physical state.
Many smaller gyms tend to prescribe exercise in such a way that is unsuitable for much of the population and for even many of their clients. These extreme workouts leave you feeling like you are going to pass out during the workouts and/or so sore the next few days that its hard to move. Many like to pound their chests and shout how they are the best around by posting these extremely difficult workouts of the day (WOD). While many of the posted workouts are impressive for the top 5% of the fitness industry, they aren’t exactly helpful for all of those trying to get there.
That’s where Interval Athlete comes in.
Interval Athlete kills that stereotype by offering you exercises that often have no time caps, are based upon you individually and utilize your own body weight. We also offer you many interval-training exercises that cater to your own style of training (running, biking, swimming, and mix). Some of originally posted workouts are benchmarks to strive for, but there are modified versions for the more difficult workouts. Sure you can bust your tail to get it done faster but getting off the couch and finishing the workout is the number one goal.
Crazy thing is, you still get results, good results.
These results are often achieved in settings that reduce the chance of injury and help you enjoy the great outdoors!
We like to use a variety of interval training here at Interval Athlete, all for FREE.
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All you need is a little bit of time and some motivation!
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Pictured below is Brian, only after about a month of Interval Athlete workouts, no special diet-
Not everyone is ready to keep track of what they eat.
After all, "I eat pretty good" or "that is simply too inconvenient."
Years ago a fellow student asked me what she could do to lose weight. She was about extremely overweight and was not physically fit by any shape of the imagination. That wasn't the problem though- the problem was her response to my answer. All I said was "write down what you eat." She prompted replied with "Oh no! I can't do that. I just can't." That's when I realized the primary stumbling block for those who want to lose weight or improve their physique. Five minutes.
Five minutes is all it takes to write down what you eat throughout the day.
It’s also not all at one time, just a couple quick notes after each meal. So why the struggle?
Inconvenience & Self-Accountability
The struggle is based on a perceived inconvenience and visual representation of self-accountability. The inconvenience is eliminated with new cell phone food apps (My Fitness Pal, Lose It!, My Food Diary, MyPlate and many others). You literally type in your weight goals and it gives you a general caloric range to abide to. The apps also let you know what your foods are comprised of (protein, carbs and fat) and what percentage of your daily intake they were. After two weeks, many of the apps will be familiar with previous entries and make regular additions much easier. Not only will you be able to see what you ate, but when and how much. If you abide to the caloric range, weight loss comes quickly.
Now the issue of self-accountability arises. The true internal determinant.
DO YOU WANT IT?
The lady I spoke with didn't really want to change that day. She was considering weight loss, but was not willing to take five minutes towards achieving that goal. If you are determined to lose weight, test yourself. Write down what you eat for two weeks. No extreme changes in the foods you eat, no cutting out anything, just record it. The introduction of healthier foods comes with time, but you need to realize what you are eating first.
So, food journals really do burn fat. They not only help you realize what nutrition is going into your body, but help you realize that you can take control of your eating habits with only five minutes a day.
On another note, if you are having gastrointestinal issues or other long term issues and need to see a gastroenterologist, dietician or related specialist you will have your entire diet logged and ready for discussion! This will help your physician, etc. determine a more appropriate treatment or help to introduce alternative foods into your diet. Watching what you eat will also help with diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol!
Please contact us if you would like to take part in our nutritional accountability program or personal training regimens!
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Quality Nutrition = Quality Training
Eating smart not only makes your feel better and exercise more efficiently but aids in a lifestyle that is less prone to disease and other health complications.