The final component of the Extreme Cycle—in addition to the Extreme Cycle nutrition program and Metabolic Missions—is Accelerators. These exercises are cardio-based, and when added to your Extreme Cycle routine, burn fat and accelerate weight loss even more. These exercises can be any activity that raises your heart rate for an extended period of time, so the possibilities are pretty much endless! The only other requirement for an Accelerator—it has to be fun! If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, it’s going to be awfully hard to keep doing that activity. In fact, we encourage you to “date” your Accelerators—try out lots of different ones to find the ones you enjoy doing the most!
If you’re new to Accelerator-type activities, start with 5 minutes a day, 6 days a week (Monday-Saturday). If cardio is already a regular part of your routine, then go for up to an hour a day! And if you ever find your routine getting a bit boring, change it up with intervals. These will not only add some fun and variety back into your routine, but they’ll help your body burn even more fat. New to intervals? We’ve taken care of that for you too. For every Accelerator, we offer a suggested interval for that workout.
Here are a couple to get you started:
Thrilling Thirties: Choose your Accelerator and do 30 seconds of low intensity followed by 30 seconds of high intensity. Repeat.
Mighty Minutes: Choose your Accelerator and do 60 seconds of low intensity followed by 60 seconds of high intensity. Repeat.