I've done interval training in the past. As I try to get back in the swing of working out, I will do this workout. I've been having a problem getting and staying active, but a shorter more intense workout should help get me there...
Great article: I just started doing this after achieving a very high V02 Max score beyond excellent for all but the 10-19 year old age group. I knew it was time to step it up. I am using a Landice treadmill which has programable features as well as a variety of preset programs including HITT. I needed a challenge as it is getting harder to hit my zone rates as I continue to improve my fitness level. I intend on programing a longer HITT routine into the treadmill once the "canned" one is no longer challenging.
I started interval training on the recumbent at the gym, twice a week..I love it..I had been doing a steady speed for a few months, and while still liking the recumbent, I felt like I could do more, but because of time restriction, wasn't able to; Now I do 5/1 interval for 20 mins, and next gym day am ready to try to up it to 5/1.5 or 2 ... I finally broke my plateau doing this, and want to up it alittle before another plateau tries to show up
Yes, it's different from regular intervals: "The key element of HIIT that makes it different from other forms of interval training is that the high intensity intervals involve maximum effort, not simply a higher heart rate" (from the article).
This has convinced me: I have to get a heart rate monitor & a stop watch.
8/15/2008 1:18:52 PM
Is this different from reg intervals??
4/18/2008 3:50:28 PM
i started interval training on my stepper and boy did i feel it! it works wonders though on my body and love it!
Thanks Coach! I started doing this on a treadmill a week ago, and this morning , while running outdoors, I did an interval run on a hill! I sprinted running up and walked/jogged down hill. Repeat. I did it for 25 minutes - 1.5 miles (Garmin) ; 70% - 96% heart rate. Great workout!
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