Top 5 benefits of interval training

Top 5 benefits of interval training

Burn more calories, improve your fitness level, and break through a weight loss plateau.

1. Burn more calories

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.

2. Improve your fitness level

Interval training is a great way to improve your aerobic fitness. It allows you to gradually increase how long or how hard you can exercise.

You can estimate your estimate your aerobic fitness by taking the 1 mile walk test and entering your results into our aerobic fitness calculator:

3. Decrease boredom

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.

4. Break through a weight loss plateau

A weight loss plateau is an indicator that something you are doing needs to change. Interval training is a great way to change up your workout and get past a weight loss plateau.

5. It’s FREE

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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