Friday, August 05, 2011

Gymboss Makes Workouts BETTER

I know most of you are out there running your hearts out. But what about your cross training? Doing some high intensity interval training (HIIT) I hope! I thought my training sessions were stellar. However, I was "eyeballing" my breaks and using a stopwatch for my 30-second or 50-second intervals. B-A-D idea! I just got a GYMBOSS interval timer and, man, was I in for a surprise.

The GYMBOSS lets you set your interval time + break and set the number of rounds you would like to repeat. For example, if you want to do 8 sets of kettlebell swings for 20-seconds, plus a 10-second break between sets you would set the timer to beep each time you need to start your set, beep again for your 10-second break, etc. It is super simple. And it works!!! I realized that my breaks were WAAAAAYYYYY longer than 10-seconds.

Let me repeat that.
Set the timer.
Do your workout - timed correctly for a change!

Gymboss even provides great workout ideas to get you started on interval training! Check out their blog for workout ideas. This handy little timer is great. I love it. You will love it. Just don't let your kids get a hold of it! (they'll love it too)