Last-Minute Workout – Day 5

August 16, 2015 — Leave a comment
Photo Credit: DC Health Performance

Photo Credit: DC Health Performance

Day 5 is going to focus on cardio. The backcountry is a test of endurance more than strength so you need to be sure that you can meet the challenge.

Do 25 minutes of HIIT for one of the following exercises:

Stairmaster

Speed-walking on treadmill at max incline (sprint intervals should be walking at a speed that would be more comfortable to run. This causes your body to work harder because you are forcing it to do something less efficient by continuing to walk)

Running

Do 2 minutes of slow warm-up

Then do 14 sets of 30 second sprint and 1 minute active rest

Finish with 2 minute cool down

Remember that HIIT is a combination of sprints and active rest. Active rest means you keep moving, but at a slower pace. Sprints should be done at full intensity.

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