Interval training has become very popular in the fitness industry, and while it’s results can be spot on, there’s important information to know how to perform it correctly.
As a Portland Personal Trainer, I hear often that people just don’t have time in their day to workout. They need something fast and effective in order for exercise to find its way into their life. With these needs in mind, many people turn to interval training.
There is a reason why training with intervals results in powerful benefits. Intervals are high intensity, go all out all the time. Some people are confused by this notion. They read that you can have their workout done in fifteen minutes, and they go at their own pace, what feels comfortable to them. The problem with this is it’s not effective when it comes to interval training.
Individuals should be winded, pouring sweat, and have a thought in their mind that they won’t be able to finish the exercise. Interval training is about pushing your body to extremes, while maintaining proper form. You still need to have control of your body, while going at a rate that is outside of your comfort zone.
If you only have a 15-20 minute window in your day for exercise, give it all you got. Make yourself deserve those rest times, and push yourself to new limits.