Time: 20-30 minutes
A power interval cycling workout: If you are short on time, or find it difficult to stay motivated through an entire cycling workout, power intervals are going to become your new best friend.You may already be familiar with interval workouts. Whether it be for running or cycling, intervals are a great way to get cardio in, build muscle, burn calories, and lose weight.
One set of power intervals is ten minutes. Beginners should aim to do two sets, but as your fitness level increases you should push yourself to three and even four sets per workout. This is a super short, super hard, super powerful workout the will leave you feeling like Superman (who, for the record, is my favorite superhero).
Cody’s Power Interval Cycling Workout:
- 5 minutes spinning warm-up to get your muscles loose.
- Do the following four times to complete one, ten-minute power interval set:
- Maximum intensity spinning for 60 seconds
- Regular spinning for 90 seconds.
An end note about power intervals: This power interval workout is different from regular intervals, as the 90-second “rest” interval is not actually long enough to allow you to recover before your next power interval. This what makes them so effective at blasting fat away, and turning you into Superman on a bike. Or Cycleman, if you will.
Just steer away from your Kryptonite (fudge brownies are my personal weakness) and instead go for some healthy post-workout foods.