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Alternating Exercises with Hard Cardio?

Coach when doing hard cardio similar to sprint 8, would it be okay to alternate the exercise every round?


30 sec all out bike sprint
1:30 sec rest

30 sec all out rower
1:30 sec rest

30 sec all out battle ropes
1:30 sec rest

Etc… etc…

I feel this keeps me more mentally into it. Wondering if it is just as effective as using one exercise the entire time?

Thanks for your time

It absolutely is. I use a similar approach with a few clients (a pro wheelchair basketball player for example) with varying rest intervals and set duration depending on the physical capacity we are targeting.

Thank you for the reply. I feel that way keeps my intensity higher for every round.