What is Interval Training?
Interval training is a type of training that consists of both high intensity and low intensity during a given period of time. In most cases this type of training can be implemented to your training plan if you are looking to burn fat. As you train for fat loss the best way to burn fat is keeping a high heart rate for a given time (depends of your THR) usually 20 to 30 minutes. Interval training can be done with bodyweight, cardio machines, kettle bells, and outside sprinting.
How does it work?
To start doing this type of training you should have a time goal. For instance if you go for sprints and your time goal is 20 minutes, then you can do as many intervals during that set period of time. What you can do to start is 60 seconds fast and 30 second jog or walk for recovery and repeat; you will be amazed how your heart rate is high and your recovery starts to get better as you go. Eventually yo can increase the sprint for 90 seconds and keep the recovery time the same or lower it, just to keep things different.
Who can benefit from this?
Anyone. This can be beneficiary for anyone whether it be for fat loss or consistency. The only individuals I would say would need to make some arrangements would be someone with injuries which several modifications must be done. Other than that give this type of training a go and see how it works for you.
In my own experience this type of training suits me better for my cardio sessions. More done in less time due to the elevated heart rate at all times (fat loss zone) and the recovery time improving (cardio vascularity) every time. So yes, give this a try and if you have any questions on how to make it suitable for your need just contact me. I give many tips on social media as well so be sure to check it out.
Keep on pushing yourself!