Blog: Physical Training

Egyptian Style EXTREME CARDIO 

Here are three interval training programs that I have used to successful rip off fat from my clients.  Be forewarned this is not for beginners. If you currently refer to “shopping” or “working in the yard” as exercise then this is not for you.  Call Richard Simmons and sweat to the oldies, this is for advanced excercisers only.

Double Pyramids:

2 back to back 5 minute pyramids

  1. WARM-UP 3 MINUTES
  2. Increase resistance or intensity by 1 level every 30 seconds for 5 cycles
  3. This will equal 2 ½  minutes
  4. Once you achieve the highest point then begin decreasing by 1 level every 30 seconds until you are at your beginning level.
  5. Then repeat by increasing 1 level every 30 seconds for 5 cycles and then decreasing as done previously.  Cool down as needed.
  6. This will take 10 minutes not including the 3 minute warm-up and cool down.

The Great Pyramid:

(1) 10 minute pyramid (5 min. up – 5 min. down)

  1. WARM-UP 3 MINUTES
  2. Increase resistance or intensity by 1 level every 30 seconds for 10 cycles
  3. This will equal 5 minutes
  4. Once you achieve the highest point then begin decreasing by 1 level every 30 seconds until you are at your beginning level. Cool down as needed.
  5. This will take 10 minutes not including the 3 minute warm-up and cool down.

The Sphinx:

(1) 5 minute pyramid followed by a 10 minute pyramid followed by yet another 5 minute pyramid.

  1. WARM-UP 3 MINUTES
  2. Increase resistance or intensity by 1 level every 30 seconds for 5 cycles
  3. This will equal 2 ½  minutes
  4. Once you achieve the highest point then begin decreasing by 1 level every 30 seconds until you are at your beginning level.
  5. Increase resistance or intensity by 1 level every 30 seconds for 10 cycles
  6. This will equal 5 minutes
  7. Once you achieve the highest point then begin decreasing by 1 level every 30  seconds until you are at your beginning level.
  8. Then repeat by increasing 1 level every 30 seconds for 5 cycles and then decreasing as done previously.  Cool down as needed.
  9. This will take 20 minutes not including the 3 minute warm-up and cool down.