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Fitness

Bridal Boot Camp: The Workout

The workout that will help you look sexy in your wedding dress.
Slimming Cardio Sessions: 29-minute Mix-It-Up Session

  29-Minute Mix-It-Up Session
Time Intensity (Scale of 1 to 10)
5 minutes Warm up at an easy pace, an intensity of 3 or 4.
5 minutes Increase pace to level 5, about half of your top effort, and stay there for five minutes. (If working on a treadmill, set the incline to 1 percent.)
2 minutes  Take your speed up a notch to level 6 where your sentences are just beginning to get choppy. (On a treadmill, you can increase the incline to raise the intensity level or increase the resistance on other cardio machines.)
5 minutes Decrease speed (or incline, resistance) to your level 5 pace.
2 minutes  Increase your speed (and incline, resistance) to take it up another notch to level 7 where it feels like you are working pretty hard.
5 minutes Decrease speed (and incline, resistance) to your level 5 pace.
5 minutes Cool down at an easy, level 3 pace.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, March 2010.

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