More energy is required during interval training because intervals are performed at a higher intensity than you would normally exercise. Therefore, you’ll burn more calories during an interval workout.
You can estimate your estimate your aerobic fitness by taking the 1 mile walk test and entering your results into our aerobic fitness calculator:
Focusing on intervals during your workout will add variety to your regular routine and give you something else to focus on besides just watching the time. Interval training is one of many ways to stay motivated during your workout.
You can add intervals to your workout without buying any new equipment. Interval training can be done with just about any exercise: walking, swimming, biking, using the elliptical, etc.
As an added bonus, think about how good you’ll feel after pushing yourself during an interval workout.
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