The beginning of the year is usually a pivotal time for many who want to get in shape, train for an event or increase their sports performance. The following is an introduction to interval training. This type of training became popular with the Boot camp craze in the late 1990’s. Researchers let the info out to the media and many exercisers took to this new way to increase performance and lose weight. One researcher, Timothy Church, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. was interviewed on National Public Radio August 24th 2009 saying "I'm a huge supporter of interval training because I think the payoffs are great, I mix them into my workouts on a weekly basis."
Interval training is generally for all fitness levels, this type of cardiovascular training provides benefits to any healthy person such as improving fitness, health, speed and stamina; however it’s a very demanding type of exercise and certainly not one you would want to begin without adequate preparation.
"The benefit of interval training is that it's a very efficient way to increase your fitness quickly," says Church of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
You may implement interval training into your regular workouts to prevent boredom, decrease “cardio” time and get the fitness results you want.