Train like an athlete to look like an athlete

The Olympics start today. Time to celebrate and train like an athlete! Those of you in my Campbell evening boot camp did the “Olympic Buns” workout already. Campbell morning folks–it’s coming on Tuesday! Almaden morning folks—you’ll get it on Monday!

For your weekend homework, I’m sticking with short burst cardio work–no strength stuff. Just really hard cardio followed by recovery periods. Think of yourself as one of those lean, muscular short distance sprinters (runners or swimmers) as you power through your intervals. Drive it as hard as you can during your short burst intervals.

Afterwards, treat yourself to a great post-workout meal of whole grain carbs and good quality protein (aim for about a 2:1 ratio of carbs to protein).

You can do your workout on any cardio machine at the gym or at home, running/walking on a track or around the neighborhood, or swimming.

Here is your workout:

Warm up with low level activity for 3-5 minutes (just a slower pace of what you’re doing for your cardio)

Do an all-out sprint for 30 seconds

Recover for 90 seconds

Repeat this short burst interval/recovery cycle for 5-10 times depending on your fitness level and time frame

Cool down with low level activity for 3-5 minutes


Enjoy your weekend.

Post a comment here and let me know what you did for your “Olympic Sprint” workout!

Committed to your success,