Fitness guru Jillian Michaels, star of Losing It with Jillian, explains how interval training is the best way to shed pounds.
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Dr. Travis Stork: As you're going to the gym, not really seeing the results you want. Female Speaker: Right. Dr. Travis Stork: So what I want you to do is come up here, because Jillian is going to teach everyone in the audience and at home, why interval training is so important. Thanks for doing it. So Jillian, a lot of people like Angie (ph) they go to the gym religiously, but they're not seeing the results they want. They're there for hours on end, and that's maybe not necessary, right? Jillian Michaels: No, not at all, so many people buy into target fat burning zone, or low intensity exercise for longer periods of time. First of all, that's not the most effective thing to do. The reason that interval training is powerful is, because it's challenging your body in increments. So you are constantly putting your body in a learning zone, and forcing it to adapt, grow stronger, healthier, improving your cardiovascular endurance and it's been shown to boost your metabolism for long after your workout is over, because it's called Afterburn and it's based on intensity as well as duration. So, we're going to show you three different ways that you can incorporate into your regiments. So everybody -- wait for me, you wait, you just wait for me, you two get rolling. Dr. Travis Stork: Alright. Jillian Michaels: So, you can incorporate intervals in 20 second increments up to two minute increments. Today, we're going to have a little fun with Travis and we're going to get him up to let's say a 20-second interval. So let's say he was cruising along at seven, which should be a comfortable running pace for him. Now, we want to improve his performance. We want to burn some calories; we want to make it quick he only has 20 minutes of shooting all day. So we're going to jack that thing all the way up. Dr. Travis Stork: Be careful here. Woo, woo, woo! Be careful, I am serious, be Careful. Jillian Michaels: It only goes through 11.2, let go, let go. Dr. Travis Stork: This thing is slippery. Jillian Michaels: Let go a much. Dr. Travis Stork: I'm going to kill myself. Jillian Michaels: If you don't let go, I'm not going to count it, you have to like that. Dr. Travis Stork: I don't. I feel die. Jillian Michaels: No, no. Dr. Travis Stork: I mean you are not a doctor; you don't have to take care of him. Jillian Michaels: Grab it, grab it, I mean seriously. Okay, now. We're going to leave him there; I think that you could go faster. Dr. Travis Stork: No, no, no. faster. Jillian Michaels: You can go faster, so we're going to go up. So--okay. Dr. Travis Stork: I'm going to kill myself. Jillian Michaels: No, you are not, there we go. Okay, so. No, you are fine, just breathe. Okay, so now you can go back down easy in your comfortable zone. Now - I could get to keep your head up. You'll keep running. Okay, so now we get like a minute recovery. Okay, so we will try it on Lisa, here we go, paddle it, Okay, now - okay, so, now we're going to crank that up. Dr: Lisa Masterson: Don't you do to me, what you did to him. Jillian Michaels: Here we go, you're going, look at you. Let's hear it, let's get some -- We love exercise cycling. Dr: Lisa Masterson: Oh, my goodness one, oh my god. Jillian Michaels: Okay, now then, we're going to start climbing this hill for ten more seconds. Come on, push, push, push, push, push, push, and push. Let's go, five, four, three. No, that's a way to call it five steps to the interval. Dr: Lisa Masterson: Oh, my god. Jillian Michaels: And then back down. Okay, now, here is your recovery. Dr: Lisa Masterson: Okay. I guess it feels great [Cross talk] keep pedaling. Jillian Michaels: Okay, now. You get the bad end of the stick here. This is effective for a couple of reasons. I like to incorporate jump rope into your resistance training routine. So this is effective not just for cardio, but for your resistance training, because it helps keep it aerobic. It brings those bursts of cardio into it, to jack up the heart rate, b