Susan Tuttle's In Home Fitness: Cardio Sculpt Intervals For Seniors
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Aerobics Impact: Lower
Lower Impact: Both feet never leave the ground at the same time. This minimizes stress on your knees.
Higher Impact: Includes movements like jumps, hops and skips. Very high-impact is called plyometrics.
Mixed Impact: This alternates or combines the above styles.
Toning Emphasis: Total Body
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Susan Tuttle (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 54 min.
Street Date: March 11, 2014
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Interval training is an efficient way to achieve muscle endurance, power and stability for every sport activity. Accomplish greater benefits by designing your own workout and changing up the amount of reps and cardio intervals you perform daily. The Warm-up will get oxygenated blood flowing in your extremities. To prevent injury and increase your range of motion, stretching exercises are performed next. While your muscles are warmed up you’ll grab some 3-5lb hand weights and begin Upper and Lower Body Strength Sculpting. Hit the back button to double up the amount of reps, thereby maximizing your muscle endurance.
Put down the weights and begin Cardio Interval 1, a fat-burner which will boost your energy back up. Next you will grab a chair for standing support and pick up your weights for the next set of sculpting targeting biceps, triceps and calves. Trim your thighs and develop power in the legs and glutes with squats and stationary lunges. Cardio Interval 2 will fire up your metabolism even higher and boost your resting heart rate. Depending on your current fitness endurance level, you may choose to skip the second interval and move onto the Chair and Floor Sculpting.
Work chest and shoulder presses on a mat or seated in a chair. Pushups and plank exercises will work the abdominal and back muscles and belly-flattening exercises utilize the total core front, side and back for strong sculpted abs, stability and relief from back pain. A chair is used for standing support as well as seated stretching to release muscle tension, improve the way you feel and increase your longevity. Intense cardio combined with a variety of sculpting and rests create a total body workout to get you into top fitness conditioning and make you less prone to injury. Required Tools: 3-5 lb weights, sturdy armless chair, and a mat.