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The Fit Divas: Quick 20 Minute Workout

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I was at the doctors office the other day flipping through the February 2009 issue of Family Circle and noticed an article regarding a quick 20 minute workout.

Of course, I had to read it and give it my opinion. Well, I have to say I liked it. It's by Jackie Warner who is a celebrity trainer and star of the the show "Work Out" on the Bravo station. Personally, I have never heard of her, but I liked this workout because it can fit into anyone's schedule. She claims if you do this workout three times a week you will lose a pound a week without changing your eating habits, but of course I can't guarentee that, but give it a shot!

Please warm up for a few minutes before starting the workout and be sure to cool down properly.

Here it is:

STEP 1: 2 minutes, 15% incline at a speed of 2.8 - 3.0 mph. If you don't have a treadmill then find a steep hill or set of stairs.

STEP 2: 2 minutes at no incline going 4.0 - 5.0 mph. If outside then find a flat street or local track and focus on really picking up the pace.

STEP 3: 1 minute at no incline going 2.8 - 3.0 mph. Continue walking wherever you are (track or street), just slow down the pace way down.

STEP 4: Repeat steps 1-3 above three more times.

Then every week you increase the speed of each interval by .2 mph. So the next week your speed would be: Step 1- 3.0 - 3.2 mph; Step 2 - 4.2 - 5.2 mph; Step 3 - 3.0 - 3.2 mph. Good Luck!

For more, visit www.thefitdivas.com

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