So you've heard about 'interval training' but what actually is it?
Interval training is a strategy that your trainer may employ with you, to allow greater energy to be
expended, aid your weight maintenance program and/or to improve your physical performance.
Due to the brief periods that the heart rate is elevated higher than comfortable, sustained training pace, interval training has several distinct advantages over continuous moderate-intensity exercise. These advantages include an increase in:
• speed of movement
• VO2 max, which represents the maximum consumption/utilisation of oxygen in your muscles
• the muscles' resistance to fatigue
• the muscles' ability to tolerate and buffer lactate
• neuromuscular recruitment patterns at high intensities.
During the last decade, interval training has ...