I am learning so much by being involved with the Biggest Loser program. One day a week we meet together and exercise, have a lecture either about eating or exercising and a devotional. We also get together with our individual teams and pray for one another. It really helps to have others who traveling this journey with me.
This week we learned how to do surge training. It is a type of aerobic exercise with a twist. It has been found that surge training is much more effective that traditional aerobic exercise. Initially you are burning less calories than the traditional type, but over the next three days you are burning so many more calories even when you are working out.
With traditional aerobic exercise you may walk, jog, bike, swim, dance, use the treadmill or elliptical machine for 20, 30, 40 or 50 minutes. With surge training you warm up for 5 min. then you go as fast as you can for 10 seconds, then you go back to a moderate speed for 50 seconds, then as fast as you can for another 10 seconds, then 50 seconds of moderate speed and so on for ten times. After that you cool down for 5 minutes. Then after a few weeks and you are comfortable doing this, you increase the 10 seconds to 15 and reduce the 50 seconds to 45.
I found it is much easier on the bike than treadmill.
I will let you know if I lose more weight doing this than normal.